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TEC 618: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (Rangnath)

This guide is designed to support students in the Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice course.

Welcome to this research guide for Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. This guide is an introduction to some resources on this topic. For more in-depth research, contact us and a librarian can help you with your research.

Multicultural Literature Resources Online

Relevant Booklists


When searching for books in Ignacio, the library catalog, you can search for individuals, or you can do "keyword" searches like Teaching AND Social Justice, or you can use "subject" terms. Here are subject terms you may consider Teaching AND:


"social justice" 

"diversity" OR "cultural pluralism"


"multicultural literature"

"multicultural education"

"multiculturalism in literature"

You can also search Link+, which gives you access to millions of books for other libraries that you can borrow. 


Ignacio Library Catalog ScreenshotIgnacio: Library Catalog

The library catalog lets you search across the holdings of Gleeson Library as well as regional campus libraries, including books, videos, and other materials. 


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Search across the more than 60 libraries in California and Nevada, and request available books to be delivered to Gleeson Library in 2-4 business days. If you are a regional campus student, these books are available for free delivery and return through the Document Delivery Service. Please email access services for more details. 

Relevant Journals

Search for these Journals using USF's Journal Finder.


Rethinking Schools Dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism.

Equity & Excellence in Education Research articles and scholarly essays that address issues of equity and social justice in education. 

Teaching Tolerance Resources designed to help educators improve their practice and turn K=12 schools in to strong communities where all students have the opportunity to learn. Also see the website.

Multicultural Perspectives Promotes the philosophy of social justice, equity, and inclusion. Published by the National Association for Multicultural Education. 

Art Education Covers a diverse range of topics of professional interest to art educators and anyone whose interest is quality visual arts education. 

Cultural Studies of Science Education Examines science education as a cultural, cross-age, cross-class, and cross-disciplinary phenomenon. It establishes bridges between science education and social studies of science, public understanding of science, science and human values, and science and literacy. 

Topic overviews and background information

Undoing Whiteness in the Classroom: Critical Educultural Teaching Approaches for Social Justice Activism (ebook)

Community & Difference: Teaching Social Justice in Literacy Teaching & Learning (ebook)

Bringing Memory Forward: Storied Remembrance in Social Justice Education with Teachers (ebook)

Doing Democracy: Striving for Political Literacy & Social Justice (ebook)

Parallel Practices: Social Justice-Focused Teacher Education & the Elementary School Classroom (ebook)

Radical Math A resource for educators interested in integrating issues of social and economic justice into their math classes and curriculum. 

Teaching and Learning Science for Social Justice: Introduction to the Special Issue. Equity & Excellence in Education, Vol 43(1), Jan, 2010. Special Issue: Teaching and learning science for social justice. pp. 1-5. (Click on "Linked Full Text" on the left to read the full text article)

Zinn Education Project Promotes and supports the teaching of people's history in middle and high school classrooms. Its goal is to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.