Representations on Social Justice

This workstream aims to deepen the study of human development and social representations about Social Justice that different members of the educational community have: students, teachers, families and leaders in various educational and social settings and contexts.

Currently, the line focuses its work on the following areas:


  • Representations on social justice of teachers and students of Primary, Secondary, and University education through different methodologies. Dilemmas are used to explore these representations, which is allowing us to know in greater depth what these representations are, what differences exist, what their evolutionary development is, etc.

  • Childhood, citizenship and participation are being investigated through focus groups of experts in the management of programs that promote child and youth participation in the Madrid City Council.


  • Narratives on sexual and gender diversity from which there are two doctoral theses in progress “From (constructing) narratives of the LGTBQ + teaching staff” and “Representations of injustice. Sexual and gender diversity, narratives and bullying ”.

Some projects developed are:



  • “Young citizens on the margins”.

Some publications are: 

  • Albalá Genol, M. A., Guido, J. I., Ungaretti, J. y Maldonado Rico, A. (2021). Prejuicio sutil y actitudes hacia la inclusión del profesorado y alumnado migrante magrebí. International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology, 2(1), 127-136.
  • Albalá Genol, M. A., Etchezahar, E. D. y Maldonado Rico, A. (2021). Creencias sobre la inclusión y la justicia social en la educación: Factores implicados. Prisma Social, 33, 162-182.
  • Albalá-Genol, M. A. (2020). Representaciones y actitudes hacia la Justicia Social de futuros/as docentes: factores implicados y posibilidades de mejora. (Tesis Doctoral). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España.
  • Juanes, A. y Jacott, L. (2020). ¿ Qué Piensan Estudiantes de Primaria Bonaerenses y Madrileños sobre la Participación Escolar?. Revista Internacional de Educación para la Justicia Social9(2), 197-217.
  • Sainz, V. y Jacott, L. (2020). Diseño y Validación de los Cuestionarios de Representaciones de Justicia Social para Estudiantes de Educación Secundaria (CRJSES) y para Profesores (CRJSP). Revista Internacional de Educación para la Justicia Social9(2), 351-381.
  • Sainz-López, V. y Jacott, L. (2020). What Do Secondary Education Students Understand About Social Justice? Students Representations of Social Justice in Different Regions of Spain. Interchange, 1-22.
  • Albalá-Genol, M. A. y Maldonado, A. (2019). Representaciones de justicia social y orientación a la dominancia social en maestros y maestras en formación. Revista INFAD de Psicología. International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology, 5(1), 225-234.