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Social Reconstruction and Education

Social reconstruction is a philosophy focused on achieving social change. As a practice, it strives to achieve social justice and equity by altering the various social systems upon which society rests. It is based upon two major understandings. The first is that society tends to develop systems that marginalize and oppress others, and thus the ideologies that perpetuate marginalization and oppression need to change. Second, achieving this change requires creating a system that serves as a change agent and is open to changing its own purposes and structures as the social contexts in which it exists naturally evolve.

Because we live in a world of seemingly endless and diverse challenges, and because educational systems and schools are one of the primary means by which we develop ...

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