This is the first book that provides a comprehensive examination of social equity in American public administration. The breadth of coverage--theory, context, history, implications in policy studies, applications to practice, and an action agenda--cannot be found anywhere else. The introduction examines the values that support social equity (fairness, equality, justice) in relationship to each other. Unlike other books, Justice for All contrasts equality with the value of freedom and related norms such as individulalism and competition. It is the tension between these competing value clusters that shapes the debate about social equity in the United States. Subsequent chapters advance this theme, for example, contrasting the choice between combatting inequality and promoting development in urban regions, and between affirmative action and advancing diversity. Later chapters highlight the book's key contribution--the application of social equity principles in practice--with chapters on health, criminal justice, education, and planning. Additional chapters examine the ways that social equity can be advanced through leadership and policy/social entrepreneurship, assessment of agency management, and managing human resources. The book concludes with an agenda that affirms a more active and comprehensive definition of social equity for the field and elaborates how that definition can be converted into actions supported by the measurement of access, proceduraal fairness, quality, and results.
This is the first book that provides a comprehensive examination of social equity in American public administration.
Author: Norman J. Johnson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Category: Political Science
Author: Colombia Peace Association (Great Britain)
This collection is aimed at practitioners and scholars interested in democracy, social justice and diversity. The importance of the book lies in the way it discusses possible ways for early childhood education to work with diversity and language in order to allow inclusion and social justice for all children. Building on case studies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the text offers broad insights into the field of diversity through historical and organisational perspectives, as well as viewpoints of children, practitioners and parents.
This collection is aimed at practitioners and scholars interested in democracy, social justice and diversity.
Author: Anette Hellman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book was conceived out of numerous experiences with diverse groups of people I have met over the years. Most of my experiences stemmed from my extroverted personality, starting from my relatively big family of ten--Dad and Mom and eight children, four boy and four girls. And subsequent into my school with the belief that all humans are by nature good, I could speak with anyone, foreign students from all countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe, and of course, regardless of whether they are black or white or their genders or sexual orientations. As a result of my extraverted personality and the ability to engage in discussion with anybody, along with my friendly and inquiry-driven mind, those cumulatively provided me with the window through which I enhanced my interest and that fostered meaningful understanding of people from various cultures. Through collaborative engagement with people, I made great friends who trusted me and confided in me, and in return, I trusted and confided in them. We did a lot together; it was the best of times.
This book was conceived out of numerous experiences with diverse groups of people I have met over the years.
Author: Joseph Nwoye
Category: Business & Economics
Category: Social security
Are you ready to celebrate freedom Are your Kids ready to celebrate a great day in American history? The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. This book will definitely help you because inside you will find: A short history of Juneteenth (understandable for kids) A lot of activities such as: my reflection, question about juneteenth, text to be completed, word search and crossword Thanks to this, your kid will easily remember this important holiday and the history associated with it. Juneteenth or Emancipation Day is the day that we celebrate the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the United States of America. It has been celebrated on June 19th of every calendar year since June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced that slavery had been abolished. Have a good time !
This book will definitely help you because inside you will find: A short history of Juneteenth (understandable for kids) A lot of activities such as: my reflection, question about juneteenth, text to be completed, word search and crossword ...
Author: Green Owl
Publisher: Independently Published
Knowing what deep participation is, and how it works, can make a critical difference in solving 21st century economic, political, and social problems. This book provides a new approach to hands-on change and begins formulation of a participatory social theory promising greater prosperity and justice for all.
This book provides a new approach to hands-on change and begins formulation of a participatory social theory promising greater prosperity and justice for all.
Author: Paula Donnelly Roark
Category: Social Science
"In an increasingly abrasive and polarized American society, a greater commitment to social justice can play a construcive role in helping people develop a more sophisticated understanding of diversity and social group interaction, more critically evaluate oppressive social patterns and institutions, and work more democratically with diverse others to create just and inclusive practices and social structures." The importance of social justice is to "help people identify and analyze dehumanizing sociopolitical processes, reflect on their own positions in relation to these processes so as to consider the consequences of oppressive socialization intheir loives, and think proactively about alternate actions given this analysis. The goal of social justice education is to enable people to develop critical analytical tools necessary to understand oppression and their own socialization within oppressive systems, and to develop a sense of agency and capacity to interrupt and chnge oppressive patterns and behaviors in themselves and in the institutions and communitites of which they are a part" (Adams, Bell and Griffin, 1997). Utilizing bona fide group perspective during an ethnographic study of a student group, this study examines how an individual's perception of their self-constructed and group identity(ies) are manifested through social justice behavior - as memebers of a group whose purpose is to engage in social justice.
"In an increasingly abrasive and polarized American society, a greater commitment to social justice can play a construcive role in helping people develop a more sophisticated understanding of diversity and social group interaction, more ...
Author: Charmayne Champion-Shaw
Category: Group identity
Social Justice and Educational Measurement addresses foundational concerns at the interface of standardized testing and social justice in American schools. Following John Rawls’s philosophical methods, Stein builds and justifies an ethical framework for guiding practices involving educational measurement. This framework demonstrates that educational measurement can both inhibit and ensure just educational arrangements. It also clarifies a principled distinction between efficiency-oriented testing and justice-oriented testing. Through analysis of several historical case studies that exemplify ethical issues related to testing, this book explores and propounds speculative design principles and arguments in favour of radically democratic school reforms, which address how the future of testing might be shaped to ensure justice for all. These case studies cover the widespread use of IQ-style testing in schools during the early decades of the 20th century; the founding of the Educational Testing Service; and the recent history of test-based accountability associated with No Child Left Behind. Social Justice and Educational Measurement will be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in education, testing and assessment, and the philosophy of education. It will also be of interest to policymakers and educational administrators.
Through analysis of several historical case studies that exemplify ethical issues related to testing, this book explores and propounds speculative design principles and arguments in favour of radically democratic school reforms, which ...
Author: Zachary Stein
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Author: Julia BEAUDION
This book offers valuable guidance for science teacher educators looking for ways to facilitate preservice and inservice teachers’ pedagogy relative to teaching students from underrepresented and underserved populations in the science classroom. It also provides solutions that will better equip science teachers of underrepresented student populations with effective strategies that challenge the status quo, and foster classrooms environment that promotes equity and social justice for all of their science students. Multicultural Science Education illuminates historically persistent, yet unresolved issues in science teacher education from the perspectives of a remarkable group of science teacher educators and presents research that has been done to address these issues. It centers on research findings on underserved and underrepresented groups of students and presents frameworks, perspectives, and paradigms that have implications for transforming science teacher education. In addition, the chapters provide an analysis of the socio-cultural-political consequences in the ways in which science teacher education is theoretically conceptualized and operationalized in the United States. The book provides teacher educators with a framework for teaching through a lens of equity and social justice, one that may very well help teachers enhance the participation of students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas and help them realize their full potential in science. Moreover, science educators will find this book useful for professional development workshops and seminars for both novice and veteran science teachers. "Multicultural Science Education: Preparing Teachers for Equity and Social Justice directly addresses the essential role that science teacher education plays for the future of an informed and STEM knowledgeable citizenry. The editors and authors review the beginnings of multicultural science education, and then highlight findings from studies on issues of equity, underrepresentation, cultural relevancy, English language learning, and social justice. The most significant part of this book is the move to the policy level—providing specific recommendations for policy development, implementation, assessment and analysis, with calls to action for all science teacher educators, and very significantly, all middle and high school science teachers and prospective teachers. By emphasizing the important role that multicultural science education has played in providing the knowledge base and understanding of exemplary science education, Multicultural Science Education: Preparing Teachers for Equity and Social Justice gives the reader a scope and depth of the field, along with examples of strategies to use with middle and high school students. These classroom instructional strategies are based on sound science and research. Readers are shown the balance between research-based data driven models articulated with successful instructional design. Science teacher educators will find this volume of great value as they work with their pre-service and in-service teachers about how to address and infuse multicultural science education within their classrooms. For educators to be truly effective in their classrooms, they must examine every component of the learning and teaching process. Multicultural Science Education: Preparing Teachers for Equity and Social Justice provides not only the intellectual and research bases underlying multicultural studies in science education, but also the pragmatic side. All teachers and teacher educators can infuse these findings and recommendations into their classrooms in a dynamic way, and ultimately provide richer learning experiences for all students." Patricia Simmons, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA "This provocative collection of chapters is a presentation in gutsiness. Ingenious in construction and sequencing, this book will influence science teacher educators by introducing them to issues of equity and social justice directly related to women and people of color. The authors unflinchingly interrogate issues of equity which need to be addressed in science education courses. "This provocative collection of chapters is a presentation in gutsiness. Ingenious in construction and sequencing, this book will influence science teacher educators by introducing them to issues of equity and social justice directly related to women and people of color. The authors unflinchingly interrogate issues of equity which need to be addressed in science education courses. It begins with setting current cultural and equity issue within a historic frame. The first chapter sets the scene by moving the reader through 400 years in which African-American’s were ‘scientifically excluded from science’. This is followed by a careful review of the Jim Crow era, an analysis of equity issues of women and ends with an examination of sociocultural consciousness and culturally responsive teaching. Two chapters comprise the second section. Each chapter examines the role of the science teacher in providing a safe place by promoting equity and social justice in the classroom. The three chapters in the third section focus on secondary science teachers. Each addresses issues of preparation that provides new teachers with understanding of equity and provokes questions of good teaching. Section four enhances and expands the first section as the authors suggest cultural barriers the impact STEM engagement by marginalized groups. The last section, composed of three chapters, interrogates policy issues that influence the science classroom." Molly Weinburgh, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, USA
This book offers valuable guidance for science teacher educators looking for ways to facilitate preservice and inservice teachers’ pedagogy relative to teaching students from underrepresented and underserved populations in the science ...
Author: Mary M. Atwater
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Seattle (Wash.). Office for Civil Rights
Category: Civil rights
A timely examination of social policy through a social constructivist and economic lens, Social Policy and Social Change illuminates the root causes of common social problems and how policy has attempted to ameliorate them. In so doing, the book focuses on how social policies in the United States can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups. The book uniquely offers both an historical analysis of social problems and social policies, and an economic analysis of how capitalism and the market economy have contributed to social problems and impacted social policies. The book goes beyond the U.S. borders to examine the impact of globalization in the United States and in the Global South. It considers the meaning and impact of the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States and explores the policy solutions his administration has proposed to deal with the economic recession of 2008-2009. The book also discusses social workers as agents of social change and advocates of social and economic justice. It examines five key realms: Poverty in families and the welfare system, poverty among the elderly and social security, child maltreatment and child welfare policy, health and mental health policy, and housing policy. Social Policy and Social Change is a primary text for social policy/social welfare policy courses in MSW programs and possibly some higher level BSW programs. It will be supplemented with a comprehensive ancillary program, including a test bank, instructor's manual, and student website.
In so doing, the book focuses on how social policies in the United States can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups.
Author: Jillian Jimenez
Category: Social Science
It's one thing to say that we believe in justice for all, but quite another to actively seek social justice for the poor in our midst. After extensive research, the author is convinced that a huge gap exists between talking about justice and actually doing justice for the poor. She believes that achieving justice for all requires a deep and broad approach that involves the integration of Catholic social teaching with Scripture and Tradition so that charity and justice actually become social justice. Only when people-every race, nationality, class, and religion-are educated for justice, built on respect for the person and the responsibility of individuals and the community, will we in the U.S. be able to cut through the rhetoric of blame and move toward solidarity.
It's one thing to say that we believe in justice for all, but quite another to actively seek social justice for the poor in our midst.
Author: Judith Ann Brady
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
Author: Australian Council for Adult Literacy
INFORMED - EMPOWERED - INSPIRED. The goal of this book is to put you in control of creating wealth and social justice: first for yourself then working with others for economic and political social justice for all citizens of our great nation. Step One: Gain Money Self-awareness uses proven techniques and examples so you will establish a healthy relationship with money - the true basis of personal financial control. Step Two: Achieve Financial Literacy, uses an easily understood (really) step-by-step process based on classic, time-tested financial empowerment techniques. It contains humor, quotes and ice cream analogies because everyone can relate to ice cream: learning is faster when it's fun! Step Three: Collaborate For Wealth Building shows how to work with others to increase everyone's financial leverage and achieve the American Dream sooner than later. Step Four: A Path To Social Justice concisely illustrates economic history, basic corporate structure and describes paths to empower groups towards economic and political change. It's a how-to manual - a workbook for a better world. Overall, I hope you find this book a good read.
The goal of this book is to put you in control of creating wealth and social justice: first for yourself then working with others for economic and political social justice for all citizens of our great nation.
Author: Bruce a Rowland
Broken down into five parts, the over-riding theme of this book is that the original unity of distributive and corrective justice that prevailed in both economics and moral discourse until the 16th and 17th centuries was shattered by the rise of an 'individualistic' capitalism that relied on corrective justice only.
This is an indispensable textbook on the Social Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church for would-be business professionals.
Author: John C. Médaille
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This inspiring and diverse collection of voices from the field in ESL and EFL contexts personalizes the issues TESOL educators face and serves as a resource for those wanting to address social injustices in their individual TESOL contexts. This book will help educators identify the needs of other students and the areas of privilege represented in the ELT world, where more advocacy work is needed.
This book will help educators identify the needs of other students and the areas of privilege represented in the ELT world, where more advocacy work is needed.
Author: Christopher Hastings
Publisher: Tesol Press
Category: English language