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Rodgers, Carol R. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
This article explores one teacher education program's experiment in "turning the souls" of its students to help them understand and care deeply about issues of race and social justice, as well as issues of environmental sustainability. The Putney Graduate School of Teacher Education, (1950-1964) a small, "reconstructionist" program, was based upon…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Multicultural Education, Sustainability
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Jorgensen, C. Gregg – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
By considering ethics and morals from a vantage point in which personal and political beliefs become part of our national debate, students could form the habit of political discussion in much the same way that representatives of social and political groups prepare and respond on a daily basis to an ever inquiring media. I will explore several…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Shahjahan, Riyad Ahmed – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2008
While much has been written on teaching equity and social justice issues in the higher education classroom from a faculty perspective, there exists scant literature on these issues from the perspective of graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs). In this paper, a TA of a research intensive university, using a variety of sources of evidence, analyzes his…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Assistants, Social Justice, Teaching Experience