Applying social justice principles to education: Comparing Eastern and Western applications

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Abstract

Social justice in education is a relatively new field of educational research and historically has concentrated on economic distribution and the representation of minority groups. The previous conceptualization needs to change to meet the current needs of students in a globalizing world. Social justice must include ‘the political’ (participation, student voice, and student empowerment). How social justice principles can be applied to educational contexts in Eastern and Western traditions will be examined and the links between social justice theory and practice will be explored. Copyright © 2018 CESHK.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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Briffett Aktaş, C. (2018, March). Applying social justice principles to education: Comparing Eastern and Western applications. Paper presented at the CESHK 2018 Spring Annual Conference: Meaning and role of education amid global changes and local challenges, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.