Teaching for Social Justice

A Democracy and Education Reader

A popular handbook on teaching for social justice for parents and educators

“It is not enough to teach well and create a social justice classroom separate from the larger community. You have to be a community activist as well, a good parent, a decent citizen, an active community member.” —from Herbert Kohl’s afterword to Teaching for Social Justice

Democracy and Education has been the leading voice of the nineties for engaged teaching. Teaching for Social Justice collects the best of the journal.

Featuring a unique mix of hands-on, historical, and inspirational writings, the topics covered include education through social action, writing and community building, and adult literacy. An extensive “teacher file” and resource section survey teaching tools from curricula to activist-oriented websites. Next in The New Press’s award-winning education publishing program, Teaching for Social Justice engages parents, citizens, students, and teachers in a conversation about the basis for education in a democracy.