Learning, Teaching, and Social Justice: Eleanor Duckworth’s Perspective

  • Yeh Hsueh


This chapter presents Duckworth’s ideas on education in the context of school reform, summarizing both published sources and interviews. Central values of her career are examined: Schools should focus on developing the power and creative capacities of students’ minds, strengthen their understanding so it becomes confident and complex, and help children develop a sense of community responsibility, democratic commitment, and social justice. In a recent interview, she continues to prioritize learners’ engagements with subject matter and express her hopes that joy will return to learning and teaching.


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  • Yeh Hsueh
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  1. 1.Educational Psychology and ResearchUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA

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