Towards an understanding of curricular justice and democratic schooling

Mills, Martin and Riddle, Stewart ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1653-1300 and McGregor, Glenda and Howell, Angelique (2021) Towards an understanding of curricular justice and democratic schooling. Journal of Educational Administration and History.

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Abstract

Curricular justice, achieved through a counter-hegemonic curriculum that serves the needs of the least rather than most advantaged members of society, plays a central role in providing more equitable access to meaningful education for all young people. We contend that the defining features of the contemporary schooling context in many parts of the globe, including Australia, are growing inequality and increasing disparity between students who have access to educational opportunities and outcomes, and those who do not. We take Connell’s claims—made in Schools and Social Justice, published in 1993—of the centrality of social justice in schooling and consider its relevance nearly 30 years later. In particular, we argue that curricular justice must sit at the heart of schooling that fosters democratic participation and meaningful opportunities for civic participation and belonging within society.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 13 September 2021. Accepted version embargoed until 13 March 2023 (18 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 23:29
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 23:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: social justice, democratic education, curriculum, curricular justice, schooling
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2021.1977262
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43660

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