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Formative Justice: The Regulative Principle of Education

by Robert McClintock
This paper introduces the human problem of acting justly; it discusses the work that concepts of justice perform in human action; it situates a concept of formative justice relative to other forms of justice (i.e., distributive, retributive, social); and it explores some implications formative justice can have for educational policy and practice.
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Rethinking Discussions of Justice in Educational Research: Formative Justice, Educational Liberalism, and Beyond

by Winston C. Thompson
Educational research tends to borrow accounts of justice from scholarship embedded within the structures and commitments of other disciplines or fields of study. This article suggests a potentially desirable break from that pattern and employs Robbie McClintock’s work on formative justice towards articulating an account of justice that is primarily sensitive to the educational dimensions of its focus. Thompson argues that this account of the conceptual category serves as an entry point into posing distinctly educational questions in research and practice.
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Book Reviews

Solving the Achievement Gap: Overcoming the Structure of School Inequality

by Stuart S. Yeh
reviewed by Zahide Alaca & Scott Davies


A Guide to LGBTQ+ Inclusion on Campus, Post-PULSE

by Virginia Stead (Ed.)
reviewed by Carrie Kortegast


Global Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality in Education: Raising Awareness, Fostering Equity, Advancing Justice

by Elinor L. Brown (Ed.)
reviewed by Judith Dunkerly-Bean


Preparing English Learners for College and Career: Lessons from Successful High Schools

by Maria Santos, Martha Castellon Palacios, Tina Cheuk, Rebecca Greene, Diana Mercado-Garcia, Lisa Zerkel, Kenji Hakuta, & Renae Skarin
reviewed by Rebecca M. Callahan & Catherine Hartman


"You Can't Fire the Bad Ones!": And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education

by William Ayers, Crystal Laura, & Rick Ayers
reviewed by Rebecca Fredrickson


Education researcher Kyunghwa Lee discusses her article, Making the Body Ready for School: ADHD and Early Schooling in the Era of Accountability. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.


Training Social Studies Teachers, but Ignoring Religion?: An Occasion to Rethink Civic Competence

by Brett Bertucio & Benjamin Marcus
The authors of this commentary argue that religious literacy should be considered an essential part of social studies curricula, enabling students to better understand many issues in contemporary culture.

TCR Yearbooks - Call for Proposals

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce a call for proposals for future TCR Yearbooks.

Engaging Youth in School (Kindle Book)

by Gary Natriello
This issue of the Teachers College Record Yearbook focuses on conceptualizations of engagement, the processes of engagement, portraits of engaging learning environments, and whole-school approaches to education.

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