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Is everyone really equal? An introduction to key concepts in social justice education

Is everyone really equal? An introduction to key concepts in social justice education Journal of Peace Education, 2014 Vol. 11, No. 2, 246–259 BOOK REVIEWS Is everyone really equal? An introduction to key concepts in social justice education, by Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo, New York, Teachers College Press, 2011, 214 pp., US$29.95 (paperback), ISBN 0-80-775269-X Educators seeking a rudimentary foundation for critical social justice literacy as a means to work toward a more equitable society will find support in Is everyone really equal? by Sensoy and Di Angelo. Part of the Multicultural Education Series (James A. Banks, Editor), this volume fills a gap in quality resources for teachers and teacher educators who seek to guide students through a difficult critical interrogation of social power and assumed knowledge. It challenges the misconception found in Western democracies that to be considered equal, everyone should be viewed as the same and thus treated without regard to their differences. Organized into ten succinct chapters, this is a readable ‘guidebook’ for teaching and learning social justice, appropriate for upper-level high school courses, teacher education and professional development programmes. Each chapter delves into fun- damental social justice concepts, including socialization, prejudice and discrimina- tion, oppression, privilege and racism (white supremacy). Concepts and understandings are scaffolded to provide http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Peace Education Taylor & Francis

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2014 Joanne Pattison-Meek and Serhiy Kovalchuk
ISSN
1740-021X
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1740-0201
DOI
10.1080/17400201.2014.913352
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Journal of Peace Education, 2014 Vol. 11, No. 2, 246–259 BOOK REVIEWS Is everyone really equal? An introduction to key concepts in social justice education, by Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo, New York, Teachers College Press, 2011, 214 pp., US$29.95 (paperback), ISBN 0-80-775269-X Educators seeking a rudimentary foundation for critical social justice literacy as a means to work toward a more equitable society will find support in Is everyone really equal? by Sensoy and Di Angelo. Part of the Multicultural Education Series (James A. Banks, Editor), this volume fills a gap in quality resources for teachers and teacher educators who seek to guide students through a difficult critical interrogation of social power and assumed knowledge. It challenges the misconception found in Western democracies that to be considered equal, everyone should be viewed as the same and thus treated without regard to their differences. Organized into ten succinct chapters, this is a readable ‘guidebook’ for teaching and learning social justice, appropriate for upper-level high school courses, teacher education and professional development programmes. Each chapter delves into fun- damental social justice concepts, including socialization, prejudice and discrimina- tion, oppression, privilege and racism (white supremacy). Concepts and understandings are scaffolded to provide

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Published: May 4, 2014

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