“Building socially just schools to transform the world” by F. Javier Murillo

"Building socially just schools to transform the world" by F. Javier Murillo F. Javier Murillo, UNESCO Chairholder in Education for Social Justice, is the author of the article published in the magazine «Ruta Maestra» entitled «Building socially just schools to transform the world». In it, he reviews the characteristics of the schools that fight for Social Justice being socially fairer. The article gathers a first approach to the conception of Social Justice and how education can be a key piece in the promotion of fairer societies. Along these lines, the role of school culture, the development of fair teaching processes,…
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Members of the Chair organise I MUEJS day. Art and feminism

25 N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. I MUEJS day: Art and Feminism November 25 is the International Day for the elimination of violence against women. On the occasion of this day, the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of the Autonomous University of Madrid, together with the Gender Equality Unit of the University, has organised several events including workshops, exhibitions, round tables and seminars.Within the set of events organised around 25 N, Ángeles Saura, coordinator of the communication area of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice, together with Marta Nogueroles, also a member…
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Training for secondary school teachers on Education for Social Justice and the SDGs

Training for secondary school teachers from León on Education for Social Justice and the SDGs On Monday, November 25, Javier F. Murillo, UNESCO Chairholder in Education for Social Justice, together with Nina Hidalgo, technical secretary of the Chair, gave a training course to secondary school teachers. The objective of this course was to carry out, together with the participants, a first approach to education in and from social justice, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Conference “Deconstructing the Neoliberal Educational Model. Innovative Educational Alternatives”

Conference "Deconstructing the Neoliberal Educational Model. Innovative Educational Alternatives" Javier F. Murillo, director of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice, will participate in the Conference “Deconstructing the Neoliberal Educational Model. Transformative Educational Alternatives ”, which will be held on November 27 and December 2, 3 and 4, 2019, at the Faculty of Education Sciences of the University of Granada.These days are aimed at providing sufficient tools to understand the state of education with respect to the dogmas and practices of the current educational model, as well as expose in practical workshops and educational methodologies that can serve as…
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Roundtable: “What do we do with school segregation policies”

Roundtable: "What do we do with school segregation policies" Today, October 18, 2019 Javier Murillo, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice, participated in the round table “What do we do with school segregation policies” at the Ateneo de Madrid  - Nueva Estafeta Room at 5:00 p.m. This round table aims to reflect and debate on school segregation policies, which are picturing the privatization processes of the education system and the “free” choice, which restrict the right to education in Spain. Javier Murillo shared the table with Carmen Rodríguez, Professor of Didactics and School Organization at the University of…
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Thesis defense: Creating democracy in schools. An ethnographic study on power, community and education

Thesis defense: Creating democracy in schools. An ethnographic study on power, community and education On October 17, 2019, Guillermina Belavi defended, in the boardroom of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Autonomous University of Madrid, her doctoral thesis entitled “Creating democracy in schools. An ethnographic study on power, community and education” directed by F. Javier Murillo and Carlos Giménez. This thesis has been developed within the framework of the R&D research project "Democracy in schools as the foundation of an education for social justice" (Ref. EDU2017-82688-P). Next, Guillermina Belavi gives a brief description of the study: “This thesis is about democracy and…
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Javier Murillo will give a conference at the CISETC International Congress

Javier Murillo will give a conference at the CISETC International Congress Between December 10 and 12, 2019, the International Congress on Education and Technology in Sciences (CISETC) will be held at the Catholic University of Santa María, Arequipa, Peru. F. Javier Murillo, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice, is among one of the speakers, where he will present his lecture under the title "A look at education from Social Justice."The purpose of this congress is to assess the development possibilities that can be found in the classrooms of the different educational levels from a prospective perspective.…
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The UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice receives visiting international researchers

The UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice receives visiting international researchers Currently, the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice has several visiting international researchers, who will conduct research stays throughout this academic year. The UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice considers essential the training of researchers and teachers in education for Social Justice. Therefore, among its lines of action it has the possibility of conducting research stays where researchers train, learn and exchange knowledgeto other national and international researchers.In early September, the Chair received Dr. Charles L. Slater, Professor of Educational Leadership at California State University in…
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Conference in the Seminar «Equity and Justice in the New Mexican School»

Conference in the Seminar «Equity and Justice in the New Mexican School» The UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice was present at the “Equity and Justice in the New Mexican School” seminar held in Mexico, on September 26 and 27, 2019.The seminar was created with the purpose of generating a space for reflection and knowledge about the different experiences of equity policies, with the objective of extracting lessons from them that allow to guide the actions of the Government of Mexico. In this context, F. Javier Murillo, Director of the Chair, participated with the conference entitled «The space and…
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Why does the Chair in Education for Social Justice attend climate change demonstration?

Why does the Chair in Education for Social Justice attend the climate change demonstration? On Friday, September 27, 2019, the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice participated in the demonstration for climate change in Madrid on the occasion of the current climate emergency situation. Following the latest events, multiple organizations and entities have joined the global movement against climate change, exposing a boom in grassroots activism and direct nonviolent action. Thousands of demonstrations and strikes have been called around the world, adding to a call to action. Our leaders still do not seriously address the phenomenon and, therefore, the…
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