Escuelas Hermanadas por la Justicia Social
Escuelas Hermanadas por la Justicia Social is a network of educational centers of different educational levels (from early childhood education to university) that work together in, from and for Social Justice, through a collaborative work with Project Based Learning (ABP).
Currently, this network is formed by the following centers:
The Network rests on four axes shared by all the centers and their educational communities:
- Reflect on the need to compromise education for the purpose of Social Justice. This leads to exchanging reflections and materials that help us rethink our educational practices. As a result, a reflection seminar was created on the subject that brings us together periodically with the intention of speaking, writing, sharing and reflecting on our educational practices.
- Bet on the Project approach as an appropriate methodological model for education for social justice. Educating for social justice invites us to reflect on the curriculum of each teaching and also on how to work with it in our centers. The model that best suits this purpose is the ABP. Thanks to it, classes are designed in an open and participatory manner. The inclusion of families and the community, the construction of a narrative to which students join and the possibility of working collaboratively between districts centers, subjects, ages, backgrounds is a great advantage.
- Teacher training. Defending this project is only possible if it is supported by a solid training project that supports the leaders of change in the centers: teachers. The Network is committed to a training model that adapts to the specific needs of each center and the group that integrates it. Together with the basic training on theoretical-practical aspects of social justice education and the implementation of the project approach as a methodology to be developed, the centers decide which elements should include their training plan each course: cooperative tools, creativity, materials didactics, evaluation, etc.
- Networking . Teachers feel alone in the face of the need to innovate in their classrooms. It is necessary that this is not so. Networking allows you to share dozens of resources, feel that the road we travel is important and share. But also check that the centers can change when traveling a path together.