Social Justice Instruction

Empowerment on the Chalkboard

  • Rosemary Papa
  • Danielle M. Eadens
  • Daniel W. Eadens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Adult Learner

  3. The Child Learner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Ellen McAllister-Flack, Gretchen McAllister
      Pages 139-146
    3. Sandra Harris, Gayle Lynn Butaud
      Pages 171-183
    4. Vicki Ross, Shannon Guerrero, Elissa Fenton
      Pages 185-197
    5. Sharon F. Gooding, Frederick W. Gooding Jr.
      Pages 227-236
    6. Lisa L. Persinger, Joey Dan’elle Persinger
      Pages 237-246
    7. Danielle M. Eadens, Daniel W. Eadens
      Pages 247-257
  4. The Adolescent Learner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Shadow W. J. Armfield, Dawn M. Armfield, Laura O. Franklin
      Pages 271-280
    3. Angela Hansen, Theoni Soublis Smyth
      Pages 295-305
    4. Claudia R. Rodas, Anthony Osborn
      Pages 325-337
    5. Theoni Soublis Smyth, Angela Hansen
      Pages 339-346
    6. Daniel W. Eadens, Danielle M. Eadens
      Pages 347-356
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-370

About this book


This resource offers instructors a full palette of strategies for teaching social justice concepts across subject areas from kindergarten through college. Dividing its content between elementary, adolescent, and adult learners, the book analyzes the classroom experience as a powerful means of challenging stereotypes and supporting inclusion, respect, and equity. History, language arts, literature, and social studies, as well as mathematics and science are shown as platforms for tying critical thinking to moral behavior. And while professional development underlies all chapters in the text, special areas such as technology, curriculum design, recognizing student demographics, and raising social justice awareness in school culture are spotlighted.


Among the topics covered:


  • Reframing social justice for the adult learner.
  • The politics of “being”: faculty of color teaching social justice in the college classroom.
  • Stories of social justice from the kindergarten classroom.
  • Critical literacy and multicultural literature.
  • The shaming: creating a curriculum that promotes socially-responsible online engagement.
  • Literacy is a civil write: the art, science, and soul of transformative classrooms.  


For educators and education researchers involved in the field, Social Justice Instruction unlocks the potential for imparting progressive ideas along the educational spectrum. The strategies here model a humanist perspective that will serve learners both in and outside the classroom.


adolescent education elementary education social inequality social justice social justice education social justice teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosemary Papa
    • 1
  • Danielle M. Eadens
    • 2
  • Daniel W. Eadens
    • 3
  1. 1.Northern Arizona UniversitySedonaUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  3. 3.Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12348-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12349-3
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