Human Development and Social Justice

Coordination: Liliana Jacott

Line of research of the Educational Change Group for Social Justice that integrates education for citizens from a perspective of social justice, deepening in freedoms, human rights and democratic values.

Since the beginning of the 21st century there has been an intense debate in different parts of the world about a series of relevant issues related to education for citizenship and social justice from very different perspectives. As a result of this discussion, the need to develop innovative links and interconnections between citizenship and social justice from the contributions of various fields of scientific knowledge and educational practice is raised. This commitment is important to address some of the tensions and conflicts that arise as a result of the conditions of inequality and social injustice that affect society in today’s world.

Within this scenario, the issues and concepts that arise around social justice and citizenship are being debated and analyzed from different theoretical approaches, while at the same time the importance of promoting education for citizens in this world is being considered. more globalized, heterogeneous and diverse in which we live from a perspective for social justice.

From this point of view, there is a need to develop a greater theoretical discussion and empirical research in this area based on a new approach that takes into account not only the recognition of inequalities and differences, but also considers the importance of participation and proactive processes to improve the conditions of access to resources and redistribution.

The Human Development and Social Justice group focuses on the following lines of work:

  • Representations of students and professors on Citizenship.
  • Representations of students and teachers on Education for Social Justice.
  • Participation and rights of children.
  • Citizenship and Sexual Diversity.
  • Cosmopolitan citizenship.
  • Human development and Social Justice.
  • History, Empathy and Citizenship.
  • School life.
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying.
  • Development and prosocial reasoning.
  • Citizenship and the media.