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Social justice representations of training teachers

Author(s) Sainz, V., Juanes, A. & García-Vélez, T.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2013  
Editor P. Cunningham (ed.) Identities and Citizenship Education: Controversy, crisis and challenges  
Age group -  
Based on Fraser (2008) and Murillo and Hernández-Castilla (2011) conceptualization of Social Justice in Education, a specific questionnaire was designed to explore the representations of social justice by training teachers. This questionnaire contains 39 dilemmas about the main dimensions of Social Justice in education and everyday contexts. In each dilemma, first, we describe in short a problem or situation relating to social justice dimensions, and later we ask to elect one of three possible responses: one that is highly promoting of social justice, other which is against social justice and a third response that is neutral or less promoting of social justice. 130 Spanish future teachers attending to a master in secondary teaching education were participants in this study. The results show differences by gender in the representation of Social Justice. Also we found differences in the accessibility to the three dimensions of Social Justice: Representation, Recognition and Representation. Keywords: Social Justice, training teachers, Redistribution, Recognition, Representation, education

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