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Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education


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  • Includes work from Turkey, Israel, England and the USA

  • Focuses on secular democracy and social justice -isms

  • Explores social justice elements across the global human continuum in the field of education

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (108 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xli
  2. Broad Realities of Social Justice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Achieving Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education for All

      • Saneeya Qureshi, Ratika Malkani, Richard Rose
      Pages 3-32
    3. Political Agendas in Public Education

      • Lynzi Stralek, Rosemary Papa
      Pages 127-151
    4. Problematizing the Social in Social Justice Education

      • Duncan Waite, Khalid Arar
      Pages 169-192
    5. Social Justice Perspectives on Education, Skills, and Economic Inequalities

      • Robin Shields, Kalyan Kumar Kameshwara
      Pages 233-246
    6. Language and Social Justice

      • Zuhal Okan
      Pages 267-282
    7. Social Justice in Turkish Education System: Issues and Interventions

      • Yasar Kondakci, Kadir Beycioglu
      Pages 309-329

About this book

The Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education explores social justice elements across the global human continuum in the field of education and offers the skills and ways of thinking to achieve a more equitable, caring and fair world. Education is not the sole or even the primary answer to social justice as this would assume educators have control over the complexity of one’s nation/states and multi or transnational organizations, and especially the diversity by context of family life. What education does offer are the skills and ways of thinking to achieve a more equitable, caring, and fair world in pursuit of achieving the ends of social justice. The handbook will look at three major themes—Political Inequality, Educational Economic Inequality, and Cultural Inequality.

Editorial Board

Khalid Arar
Kadir Beycioglu
Fenwick English
Aletha M. Harven
John M. Heffron
David John Matheson
Marta Sánchez


  • social justice
  • economic dimensions
  • cultural dimensions
  • policy dimensions
  • participatory parity

Editors and Affiliations

  • Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, USA

    Rosemary Papa

About the editor

Rosemary Papa is the Founder of Educational Leaders Without Borders and the Comparative and International Professor of Education and Leadership, Soka University of America (Fall 2017–present). She served as the Del and Jewel Lewis Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University (2007–2018). As well, she has served as a Principal/Chief School Administrator for two districts in Nebraska, system-level Assistant Vice Chancellor in the California State University System, Vice President for Sylvan Learning, and Professor and Faculty Director of a university-based Center for Teaching and Learning in California. In 2015, she was the recipient of the AERA 2015 Willystine Goodsell Award,Women in Education SIG for her research on women and girls, gave the SIG keynote address at AERA 2016,Washington, DC, and published Finding Her in History: Confronting the Traditions of Misogyny (2017). In 2012, she was the recipient of the Arizona School Administrators Outstanding Higher Education Administrator of the Year Award and was runner-up in 2019 for Innovative Curriculum Development Teaching Comparative Education SIG, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Dr. Papa has published 25 books and monographs in the areas of leadership, social justice, educational policy, sustainability, school effectiveness, and technology for school leaders and teachers. Additionally, she has one other major work in progress: Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Encyclopedia of Educational Administration (2020). She recently published School Violence in International Contexts: Perspectives from Educational Leaders Without Borders (2019) with Springer International. As well, Dr. Papa has published more than 80 articles in refereed academic journals/books.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education

  • Editors: Rosemary Papa

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-14624-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XLI, 2574

  • Number of Illustrations: 21 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Education

Buying options

Hardcover Book
USD 1,199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)