Schools for Social Justice connects research about social justice education, and experiential knowledge, to K through 12th grade schools for practical application.
Schools for Social Justice
ON SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Research on social justice education is available, but often gets stuck in academia.
We believe it's important that schools have access to this wealth of information. At the same time, there is much to be learned through people's lived experiences and the knowledge that has been cultivated over generations. Schools for Social Justice works to connect both of these areas of knowledge with K - 12 schools to become more accountable to its students and community.
WHY SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Young people spend a significant amount of time in school where all forms of learning take place including messages about inequality. Students regularly absorb, interact with, and participate in systems of power and oppression through lived experiences. These lessons range on a continuum from the hidden to explicit (lack of representation in literature and history, micro-aggressive comments, unchallenged bias, homogeneous identities of those with positions of power, etc.). If we want our next generation to authentically and courageously create a more socially just future, not only must we foster the tools for engagement, but immerse students in educational settings whose practices and policies reflect these values.