Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom

Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom

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The rise of critical discourses in the discipline of geography has opened up new avenues for social justice. Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom brings together contemporary research in geography and fresh thinking about geographya€™s place in the social studies curriculum. The booka€™s main purposes are to introduce teachers and teacher educators to new research in geography, and to provide theoretical and practical examples of geography in the curriculum. The book begins with the premise that power and inequality often have spatial landscapes. With the tools and concepts of geography, students can develop a critical geographic literacy to explore the spatial expressions of power in their lives, communities, and the wider world. The first half of the book introduces new research in the field of geography on diverse topics including the social construction of maps as instruments of power and authority. The second half of the book turns the readersa€™ attention to geography in the P-12 classroom, and it highlights how geography can enable teachers and students to explore issues of power and social justice in the classroom. Through critical geographic literacy, educators can boldly position themselves and their students as advocates for a more just world.In 2005, the police in Washington, D.C., teamed up with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to gather evidence ... The police obtained a warrant to install a GPS device on his Jeep Grand Cherokee. ... geographya#39;s salience in legal issues.

Title:Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom
Author:Todd W. Kenreich
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-02


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