This article makes the distinction between kindness and social justice. While some may believe that kindness leads to social justice outcomes, this is not always the case. The writer makes the point that social justice calls for activism.Source:
Jinnie Spiegler, Education Week, June 3, 2018Description:
"While kindness can set a foundation for social action because it fosters empathy in young people and motivates them to help others, the two are not the same and action does not happen on its own. If we want young people to understand how to engage in changing systems and society, it is critical that adults encourage them to do so by providing opportunities to practice while imparting the necessary skills and knowledge. The first step is to facilitate students' learning about the issues in a rigorous and complex way, and then to get them involved in action, advocacy and/or activism."Read the full article here!