Recognitive justice: renewed commitment to socially just schooling

Mills, Carmen and Gale, Trevor (2001). Recognitive justice: renewed commitment to socially just schooling. In Bruce Allen Knight and Leonie Rowan (Ed.), Researching in contemporary educational environments (pp. 64-83) Flaxton, QLD, Australia: Post Pressed.

Author Mills, Carmen
Gale, Trevor
Title of chapter Recognitive justice: renewed commitment to socially just schooling
Title of book Researching in contemporary educational environments
Place of Publication Flaxton, QLD, Australia
Publisher Post Pressed
Publication Year 2001
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Year available 2001
ISBN 1876682280
Editor Bruce Allen Knight
Leonie Rowan
Chapter number 4
Start page 64
End page 83
Total pages 20
Total chapters 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The contribution of schools to the production and maintenance of educational inequalities is no secret, yet the continued support for and promotion of differential educational outcomes on the basis of the social groups to which students belong is clearly unjust. This paper discusses the 'ideal' arrangements to promote success in schooling for all students while also critiquing arrangements that are less-than-ideal. In rethinking these matters, the paper draws on the notion of 'recognitive justice' : a process model of social justice that includes a positive regard for social differences and the centrality of socially democratic processes. Issues that emerge for teachers and schools include: fostering self-respect and facilitating students' positive self identities; promoting the development of students' abilities and encouraging expressions of their experiences; and establishing meaningful involvement in schooling premised on self-determination.
Keyword Diversity
Equal education
Outcomes of education
Self actualisation
Self expression
Social differences
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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