Social justice: Reframing social justice for the adult learner

Jessica Papa, Rosemary Papa

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Difference is all around us. It is what we see when we look at someone that is different from ourselves. It is what we see when we look in the mirror. How do these differences shape how we view the world? Injustice and intolerance are both ubiquitous and all encompassing. Some say they do not see others as being different from themselves. As educators we must ask, what harm does not seeing differences pose in our society? We must understand dominant and target groups and help our adult learners into a self-awareness of behaving and thinking as socially just adults. This chapter will identify the tenets of social justice for the adult learner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Justice Instruction
Subtitle of host publicationEmpowerment on the Chalkboard
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319123493
ISBN (Print)9783319123486
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Adult learner
  • Dominant and targeted groups
  • Facilitating a just classroom
  • Safe environment
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-identification
  • Sensitive environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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