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EDITED SJE 571 Social Justice Edu

EDITED SJE 571 Social Justice Edu

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Course title:
Social Justice Education
Course No. SJE 529Full marks: 50 (30T+20P) Nature of the course: Theory + practicalPass marks: 22 (12T+ 10P)Level: M. Ed Periods per week: 3Year: Second Time per period: 55 minutesTotal periods: 90
1. Course Description
This course is designed to assist the students to understand, appreciate and practice theessence of social justice in real life situation. It aims to generate multiplier effect of social justice education extending from the master’s level classroom to the realities of thehouseholds. It will also assist the students in familiarizing themselves with the issues of social justice by exploring their own assumptions and beliefs. The students are supposed toidentify not only the local social justice issues but also explore their scenario at the nationaland international contexts. In this sense, the course intends to help the students situatethemselves in the lived reality and connect with the macro environment around them.
2. General Objectives
The general objectives of the course are as follows:
To make the students familiar with the evolution of the concept of social justice.
To enhance the knowledge of students in promoting social justice through affirmativeaction.
To impart the knowledge on education as a requisite for social justice.
To enable the students in assessing the socio-politico-economic structure and social justice.
To make the students familiar with the contribution of social justice for socialdevelopment and empowerment.
To enable the students in carrying out an enquiry into social movement as a globalmovement.
3. Specific Objectives and ContentsSpecific objectivesContents
Describe the concept of social justice along with its historicalevolvement.
Identify theoretical foundations of social justice education.
Draw a pedagogical framework for social justice education.
Draw implications from poor andcorn laws for the Nepalese context.
Unit I: Concept of Social Justice (10)
1.1 Evolvement of the concept of social justice in the East and the West1.2 Theoretical foundations of social justice education1.3 Pedagogical framework for social justice education in the East and West1.4 Implications of poor laws and cornlaws to Nepalese context.
Explain education as atransformative, informative andconservative force to bring changesin the field of social justice.
Unit II: Education for social justice (15)
2.1 Education as a conservative force tochange in social justice2.2 Education as transformative force to
Identify the curricular and pedagogical roles of education bring change in social justice2.3 Education as reformative force for social justice2.4 Curricular role for social justice
Pedagogical role for social justice2.5.1 Classroom practices2.5.2 Participation and inclusion of students in the classroom
Extra -curricular role for social justice2.6.1 Group2.6.2 Institutional2.6.3 Individual roles
Relate socio-politico-economicstructure with social justice.
Explain the redirection of political,social, economic structure for necessary educational intervention.
Draw implication of free market tosocial justice.
Unit III: Socio-politico-economicStructure and Social Justice(20)
3.1 Social structure and social justice3.2 Political structure and social justice3.3 Economic structure and social justice3.4 Implications of free market for social justice3.5 Redirecting above factors for desirededucational interventions
Justify social justice as political,distributive and economic justice.
Analyze the concept for equalityand equity.
Relate poverty alleviation withsocial justice.
Define human rights from the perspective of social developmentand justice.
Unit IV :Social justice for socialdevelopment (5)
4.1 Social justice as political, distributiveand economic justice4.2 Critical domains of equity and equality4.3 Poverty alleviation for social justice4.4 Human rights for social developmentand justice.
Relate social justice withempowerment through socialdefense program; povertyalleviation; self-employment anddevelopment programming andwelfare of persons with disabilities.
Unit V: Social Justice andEmpowerment (5)
5.1 Social defense programs5.2 Employment and poverty alleviation,5.3 Self employment and development programs,5.4 Welfare of persons with disabilities.
Explain the ways of ensuring social justice through affirmative actionsas morally relevant characteristics;compensatory justice; equality of opportunity in employment;individual rights and group rights;and pluralism in politics.
Unit VI : Social Justice throughAffirmative Action (5)
6.1 Affirmative action and morallyrelevant characteristics6.2 Affirmative action and compensatory justice6.3 Justification of affirmative action inemployment
6.4 Individual rights and group rights6.5 Pluralism in politics
Relate social movement as globalmovements with focus on children,women, and special needs people,elderly people, indigenous peopleand other disadvantaged groups of  people.
Explain the movements for international conventions andcharters.
Identify the forms and nature of social movements.
Draw implications of suchmovements for social justice.
Unit VII: Social Movements as GlobalMovements (15)
7.1 Movements for diversified people in Nepal and abroad in relation tochildren, women, special needs people, elderly people, indigenous people, other disadvantaged groups of  people.7.2 Movements for internationalconventions and charters7.3 Forms and nature of international andnational social movements7.4 Implications of such movements for social justice
Point out the indigenous approachto social justice.
Analyse the social movements of women, dalit, indigenous andlanguage minority groups.
Identify the causes and role of domestic violence in relation towomen, children, elderly peopleand deprived people.
Analyze the right based movementsof dalits, ethnic, religious minoritiesand special needs people as a partof social movement.
Derive implications from socialmovements for distributive justice
Unit VIII: Social Movements and Justicein Nepal (15)
8.1 Indigenous approach to social justice8.2 Social movements of women, dalit,indigenous and language minoritygroups8.3 Domestic violence and social justicein relation to women, children, elderly people and deprived people8.4 Rights- based movements of dalits,ethnic and religious minorities andspecial needs people8.5 Social movements for distributive justice
 Note: The figures in the parentheses indicate the approximate periods for the respective units.
4. Instructional Techniques
The students will be involved in different learning activities as needed. The instructionaltechniques for this course are recommended to be in two major groups, they are:
4.1 General Instructional Techniques4.2 Specific Instructional Techniques
Study and critically analyze the documents published by the UNO agencies, ministry of Education, law and justice related agencies with the government system and national andinternational organizations in relation to social justice education.

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