Teacher Capacity and Social Justice in Teacher Education
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions and Changing Contexts (2008)
  • Carl A. Grant
  • Vonzell Agosto , University of South Florida
Contribution to Book
Abstract
In this chapter we discuss social justice and teacher capacity, an amalgam of teachers’ knowledge, skills and dispositions, by posing and answering three questions. How should education professionals define the concept of social justice? What is the relationship between teacher capacity and social justice? What are teacher educators doing in scholarship and practice to bring about social justice? Our purpose is to provide teacher educators with an overview of the concepts of social justice and teacher capacity, so they may understand the relationship between the two and consider how well they are contributing to Horace Mann’s vision of education as the “great equalizer.”
Keywords
  • Teacher Education,
  • Social Justice,
  • Teacher Capacity
Publication Date
2008
Editor
M. Cochran-Smith, S., Feiman-Nemser, K.E. Demers, & J. McIntyre
Publisher
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group and the Association of Teacher Educators.
Citation Information
Carl A. Grant and Vonzell Agosto. "Teacher Capacity and Social Justice in Teacher Education" New YorkHandbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions and Changing Contexts (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vonzell_agosto/3/