In this paper the authors describe efforts to help students take a stand for social justice in the College of Education at one predominantly White institution in the western Rocky Mountain region. The authors outline the theoretical frameworks that inform this work and the context of our work. The focus is on specific pedagogical strategies used with teacher education students who primarily were from monocultural (Euro-American) communities in their preparation for diversity and equity in multicultural America. The authors describe these strategies and themes that emerged from student responses. These themes included the value of seeing things from different perspectives, recognition of White privilege, and the role of power in schooling. The paper is concluded with broad questions and implications for research and teaching for social justice.
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Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 2, Taking Stands for Social Justice (2004), pp. 89-106
Published by: Caddo Gap Press
Rios, Francisco and Lindley, Lorinda, "Taking Stands for Social Justice" (2004). Woodring College of Education. Paper 19.