Elements of social justice & perceptions of their influence on student learning. (c2009)

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dc.contributor.author Fares, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-03T07:39:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-03T07:39:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-05-03
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/425
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (l. 80-85). en_US
dc.description.abstract Social justice means equality for all people, distribution of fairness regardless of class, gender, race, religion, age, ethnicity, disability or health. Social justice is fundamental to good education. Literature says it is very important to examine the presence of social justice in schools because it improves fairness and students' achievement. This project investigated the presence or absence of social justice elements in a low-middle class school in Lebanon. In this study, the researcher examined three different elements of social justice/injustice: 1) Individualized learning, 2) Enhancement of students’ self-esteem, and 3) Inclusion or catering for students with special needs, as reflected in various school practices. It also examined how teachers and students perceive the impact of these elements on the process of teaching and learning at school. This study was conducted using observation of classroom sessions, semi-structured interviews conducted with students, coordinators and the school supervisor, and questionnaires that were administered to teachers in order to achieve triangulation. Results showed that individualized instruction and enhancement of students' self-esteem are present in the school. However there is no proper care for students with learning disabilities. Implications and recommendations for practice are that a special program for students with learning disabilities should be implemented in the school, and teachers should be more involved and better trained to deal with such students. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Social justice -- Study and teaching -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Learning disabled children -- Education -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Educational equalization -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Self-esteem in children -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Individualized instruction -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.title Elements of social justice & perceptions of their influence on student learning. (c2009) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A case study en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199907190 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 86, [45] leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Mona Nabhani
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2009.22 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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