Reframing social justice: Tensions experienced by novice teachers in an era of high-stakes accountability

Burnett, Bruce M. & Lampert, Jo (2016) Reframing social justice: Tensions experienced by novice teachers in an era of high-stakes accountability. In American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2016, 8-12 April 2016, Washington DC.

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This paper focuses on specific tensions in relation to social justice and education, addressing the research question: How do early career teachers within high poverty schools reconcile their beliefs about social justice in the light of recent pressures put upon them to produce test-based outcomes for their students? The paper is underpinned by research on teacher education targeting poverty (Cochran-Smith & Zeichner, 2005) as well as critical analyses of what is now counted as equity and social justice, and how these changes are measured and re-articulated (Lingard, Sellar and Savage 2014). The theoretical positioning of the paper situates equity/social justice as mediated by a range of social, cultural and organizational contexts within high poverty schools.

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ID Code: 94994
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Social Justice, High Stakes Testing, High Poverty Schooling, Low SES Schooling
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Authors
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2016 23:31
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 14:08

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