The concept of "standards" seems antithetical to the ways critical educators are dedicated to teaching, but what would "standards" look like if they were generated from social justice perspectives and through collaborative and inclusive processes? Such is the central question posed by the contributors of this groundbreaking collection on the interconnectivity of social justice, peace, and environmental preservation. Challenging education that promotes consumerism, careerism, and corporate profiteering, they boldly offer examples of a new paradigm for practicing a transformative critical pedagogy. Rather than just talking about coalition building within and across educational communities, they demonstrate how we might communicate from different vantage points and disciplinary boundaries to create a broader picture of social and eco-justice. Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education will be required reading for educators and students who want to envision and practice living, acting, and teaching for a better world.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Antonia Darder
1. Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education: Global and Indivisible, Julie Andrzejewski, Marta P. Baltodano, and Linda Symcox
Part One: Learning from Native Educators and Indigenous Communities: Transformative Principles and Cultural Standards
2. Mai i te Maramatanga, ki te Putanga Mai o te Tahuritanga: From Conscientization to Transformation, Graham Smith
3. Culturally Responsive Schools for Alaska Native Students: A Model for Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education, Ray Barnhardt
Part Two: Transformative Education for Human Rights, Peace, All Species and the Earth
4. From "A Nation at Risk" to "No Child Left Behind:" 25 Years of Neoliberal Reform in Education, Linda Symcox
5. Reclaiming Standards for a Progressive Agenda: Human Rights Education Standards for Teachers and Teacher Education, Todd Jennings
6. Environmental Education: From International Resolve to Local Experience and Inquiry, David Greenwood, Bob Offei Manteaw, and Gregory A. Smith
7. Education for Peace and Nonviolence, Julie Andrzejewski
8. Social Responsibility and Teaching Young Children:An Education for Living in Ethical and Caring Ways, Beth Blue Swadener and Leigh O’Brien
9. Interspecies Education for Humans, Animals, and the Earth, Julie Andrzejewski, Helena Pedersen, and Freeman Wicklund
Part Three: Integrating Identities with Global Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education
10. (Re)imagining New Narratives of Racial, Labor, and Environmental Power: Towards a Liberatory Education for Latina/o Students, Yvette Lapayese
11. Liberating Minds, Hearts, and Souls: Forging an Anti-Colonial Framework to Explore the Asian-American Experience, Glenn Omatsu
12. "A Past is Not a Heritage": Reclaiming Indigenous Principles for Social Justice and the Education of People of African Descent, Nola Butler Byrd and Menan Jangu
13. Achieving Conceptual Equilibrium: Standards for Gender Justice in Education, Renée Jeanne Martin
14. Disability Studies in Education: Guidelines and Ethical Practice, Robin M. Smith, Deborah Gallagher, Valerie Owen, and Thomas M. Skrtic
15. Queered Standards: Living and Working for Peace and Justice, Darla Linville, Christopher Walsh, David Lee Carlson
Part Four: Themes, Challenges, and Potential of SJPEE Standards
16. The Pursuit of Social Justice in the United States, Marta P. Baltodano
17. Evaluating State Curriculum Standards: A Multicultural Perspective, Robert Crafton
18. Towards a Collective Vision for Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education, Julie Andrzejewski, Marta P. Baltodano, Ray Barnhardt, and Linda Symcox
Julie Andrzejewski is a Professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education, St. Cloud State University.
Marta Baltodano is an Associate Professor of Education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Linda Symcox is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, California State University, Long Beach.
Winner of the Peace Consortium's 2009 Peace Studies Book of the Year Award
"A valuable and important resource for scholars concerned with enhancing peace and social justice education. ... The breadth of topics presented in the book is impressive. ... Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education is essential reading for educators and students who want to envision and practice living, acting, and teaching for a better world." —Journal for Peace & Justice Studies