Social justice can be used to describe the type and context of the educational curriculum within an individual school. However, a practical definition of this can be difficult to define as it is different across cultural/political/social contexts and different academic disciplines. In education, social justice often means fairness, inclusiveness, and non-discrimination but even interpretation of these three concepts can vary considerably. Social justice incorporates values that are integral to individual and social well-being. For example, adolescents that have a sense of justice are more likely to exhibit pro-social behaviors that are associated with academic achievement and school success.  

Hytten, K. and Bettez, S.C., 2011. Understanding education for social justice. Educational foundations, 25, pp.7-24.

OECD, O., 2019. future of education and skills 2030: OECD learning compass 2030.


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