Social justice issues can affect the classroom directly but also indirectly, for example, poverty as a category may affect children's wellbeing if it impacts on their access to resources or to a balanced diet which then affects their health, ability to participate, inclusion with their peers or their self-esteem. In these cases, strategies in the classroom to support inclusion may not be sufficient. Teachers also need to investigate and advocate for strategies with families or at the school level in order to promote and support the rights of the child.
- identify an issue relevant to one or more of the categories of diversity and difference discussed in the unit that affects children and families.
- develop a report outlining the issue, underlying and associated factors and potential strategies to support the issue in practice.