Week 4 discussion 2 | ECE 673 Advocacy, Policy, and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education | Ashford University

 

Week 4 – Discussion 2

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Social Justice

According to Furman and Gruenewald (2004) social justice is a critical-humanistic role for school leaders. The critical-humanistic role is one that (a) assumes that schools are inherently value laden, (b) engages in an analysis of school structure for inequalities that result from unequal power relationships, and (c) works to overcome these inequalities.

After reading Chapter 8, closely Examine Table 8-1: Equality of Opportunity Matrix. For this discussion, you will

  • Reflect on an educational program or school you have worked at or have yourself attended, and describe where it lies on the quadrant (the name of the school or program is not necessary).
  • Describe the characteristics of the school/program and explain why those characteristics support your placement of the school/program in a particular quadrant.
  • Through the lens of a school leader, discuss the importance of social justice, social capital, and how both relate to equal protection.

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