General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Equity and social justice in education
Language English
Module lecturer dr Celina Czech-Włodarczyk
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 11 ES


Module aim (aims)

Upon completion of the course, the student will:have a deeper understanding about issues of race, racism and anti-racism on informing pedagogy, policy and curriculum development; have knowledge about gender relations and how is useful in informing our understanding about notions of masculinity and femininity; notice to what extent do social class differences impact on educational outcomes for students; understand why is it important to address issues of sexuality as they relate to education and schooling.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

English on intermediate level, allowing for the free speaking and reading the articles in English


Perspectives on equity and social justice in education
Race, Culture, Multiculturalism
Racism in education
Sexism in education
Ableism in education
Anti-semitism and other religion oppression in education
Classism in education
Linguicism in education
LGBT and Queer Perspectives in education
Ageism in education
Competitive individualism
A humanistic and social justice approach for teaching about equality

Reading list

N. Schniedewind, E. Davidson, Open minds to equality, Rethinking Schools Publication, Milwaukee 2006, Third Edition
W. Au (ed.), Rethinking multicultural education. Teaching for racial and culture justice, Rethinking Schools Publication, Milwaukee 2009
Rethinking our classrooms. Teaching for equity and justice, vol. 1 and 2, Rethinking Schools Publication, Milwaukee 2007