Social Justice in Education Essay 20 points
Objective: Students will explore a social justice issue in education and using scholarly articles, discuss the implications for teachers.
This assignment is an opportunity for you to find and analyze in writing research articles related to a social justice issue in education that may be of particular importance to you.
To complete this assignment:
I. Pick a social justice issue in education that is particularly important to you. The potential list of social justice issues in education is limitless, but includes such topics as:
The impact of poverty on education
The educational rights of students with disabilities
Empowering young women to be successful in male-dominated subjects like math and science
What it means to have a truly green school
Healthy sustainable food service in schools
Equal access to quality education for English Language Learners
Respect for religious diversity in schools
What to do about cultural mismatch between schools and families
Supporting LGBTQ students, families, and teachers in the school
Connecting community issues to the school curriculum
Ensuring that every school can be a pathway to college
Locate 5 scholarly articles related to your topic.
Thoroughly and critically read your scholarly articles.
II. Write an essay in which you:
Identify the social justice in education issue that you have chosen, and explain why it is important to you, and why is it something that all teachers should know about to be successful.
Discuss the main points of each of the five articles you located, particularly in relation to how they speak to your topic.
Synthesize what the literature (your five articles) says about your chosen topic.
Reflect on the implications of these ideas for you as a budding urban educator, and for urban educators in general.
Compose questions you have about this topic that you feel are still unanswered.
Write a conclusion in which you summarize your experience with this research project.