Author Archives: Alison Buckler

Teaching for social justice? Or social work? Ghanaian student teachers’ perceptions of a teacher’s role in a rural community.

Alison Buckler, The Open University

This post is shared from the OU’s Education Futures blog.

Earlier this year I blogged about a new research project I’m working on which is trying to understand student teachers’ perceptions of themselves as agents of social justice in low income countries. The research stems from the increasingly worrying body of evidence which suggests that millions of children across the world are spending several years in school, yet learning nothing.

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Developing teachers as agents of social justice in low-income countries

This post is shared from the OU’s Education Futures blog.

Alison Buckler, The Open University

As an academic in the newly formed International Education and Development research group at the Open University, I’ve been thinking a lot about social justice recently. I’ve been particularly interested in the suggestion in UNESCO’s latest Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report that teachers need to be better trained in order to support the most disadvantaged children.

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