Higher Education, Pedagogy and Social Justice

Politics and Practice

  • Kelly Freebody
  • Susan Goodwin
  • Helen Proctor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Politics and Perspectives

  3. Pedagogies and Practices

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-252

About this book


This book explores how the concepts of social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion can be understood within the context of higher education. While terms such as these are often in common use in universities, they are not always used with clarity and precision. The editors and contributors offer a serious and detailed examination of pressing contemporary concerns around ‘social justice’ across politics, practice and pedagogy in order to encourage hard thinking and practical agenda setting for social-justice oriented research, teaching and community engagement. Drawing upon new theoretical work, research projects and innovative university teaching, this book offers both useful theoretical insights and practical possibilities for action. This collective and collaborative volume will be of interest and value to all those interested in promoting social justice, in particular how it can be promoted within the university setting. 


Academia and social justice University and social change Social Policies for social justice Democratic learning Social justice agenda Raewyn Connell

Editors and affiliations

  • Kelly Freebody
    • 1
  • Susan Goodwin
    • 2
  • Helen Proctor
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26483-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26484-0
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