London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Social justice and citizenship education

Author(s) Jacott, L. & Maldonado, A.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2012  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (eds.) Creating Communities: Local, National and Global  
Age group -  
This paper seeks to contribute to the development of a multidisciplinary framework for conceptualizing social justice in the field of education and to explore its relationships and links with citizenship education. This paper explores the different conceptualizations on education for social justice developed in this field, analysing the tensions and links that arise when various conceptualizations of social justice and citizenship collide. Based on this approach, we consider the importance not only of participation, but also of the recognition of differences and inequalities and the proactive processes to improve conditions of access to resources and redistribution. As a result, what emerges is a different way of looking at citizenship from a more global perspective, one more oriented to the promotion of human rights and social justice. Keywords: social justice, redistribution, recognition, participation, citizenship, citizenship education

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