This page contains links to recommended readings, videos, or resources & brief descriptions of those readings/resources.
Understanding Issues of Equity & Social Justice in Education & Society
- Time for Equity – This site was created and is managed by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. The page includes a resources link with articles relevant to thinking about equity issues at various levels (institutional, school, teacher, student, etc.)
- Free pdf of books on race, gender, sexuality, class and culture
Thinking Critically With & About Mathematics
- How not to be wrong: The power of mathematical thinking by Jordan Ellenberg – This book “requires no more math than pre-algebra and yet introduces the reader to complex mathematical ideas by tackling problems concerning obesity, the lottery, cancer, the home run derby, political predictions, creationism, hidden messages in the Torah, heredity, crime and punishment, and dozens of other topics. Jordan Ellenberg takes readers by the hand and leads them through the development of mathematical analyses that illuminate the issues at stake.” (Kohl, 2015 – Rethinking School vol 29)
- Teaching Statistical through Data Analysis – This MOOC-Ed is applicable to anyone interested in strengthening their approaches to teaching statistics through data investigations. Great for social justice math lessons!
- Lies, Damned Lies & ‘Proofiness’ – In this NPR article, a book author discusses the idea of ‘proofiness’ – the over-reliance on exact numbers to validate claims. He discusses how numbers can be misleading and why it is important to be critical consumers of quantitative information.
Thinking and Talking about Social Justice Issues with Students
- Picture Books about Social Justice – Social justice starts young!
- 25 Contemporary Picture books that help parents, teachers and kids talk about diversity
- Hip Hop Pedagogy:
- Youth Voice – Video of a performance by three teenagers who speak their mind about social injustice in America today.