Words and Actions: Teaching Languages Through the Lens of Social Justice
According to the authors, a social justice curriculum positively influences all
students. Social justice, critical pedagogy, and culturally relevant teaching are becoming essential as more and more language educators teach in increasingly diverse world language classrooms. This new publication supports in-service and
pre-service teachers in recognizing their students' diverse backgrounds while also
supporting students' ability to think critically about the world around them. Questioning mainstream approaches
to language and culture learning is vital. An emphasis on social justice is, in part, a way to expand the definition
and scope of language education, leading to further innovation in the profession.