Embedding diversity in a university justice curriculum : an exploration of the issues

Hayes, Sharon L., Carpenter, Belinda J., & Rodgers, Jess (2013) Embedding diversity in a university justice curriculum : an exploration of the issues. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 12(2), pp. 103-122.

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This paper reports on an action-learning project conducted within the first year criminal justice curriculum in an Australian university. The project was initiated after an audit of first year units and student feedback revealed that there were gaps in the curriculum that possibly were disadvantaging certain groups of students, including mature, international, queer and disabled students, rendering them invisible. Official (university controlled student surveys and other feedback mechanisms) and anecdotal feedback found that at least some students in these groups felt disenfranchised; that is, unable to relate to either the subject mater, other students, or the university setting itself. As a school in which social justice provides the context for learning about criminal justice, first year subject coordinators as a group came to recognise the need for embedding diversity in the curriculum.

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ID Code: 58504
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Indigeneity, sexuality, diversity, higher education learning, action research, HERN
ISSN: 2327-2163
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Common Ground, The Authors
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2013 22:55
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 10:01

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