A Social Justice Framework for Understanding Open Educational Resources and Practices in the Global South

Cheryl Ann Hodgkinson-Williams, Henry Trotter, Journal of Learning for Development, Nov 22, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

In this paper, we endeavour to move beyond social change and social inclusion to develop a framework to make apparent the relationship between social justice and the adoption of OER and OEP. Drawing on examples from the ROER4D project, we propose a slightly adapted version of Fraser’s (2005) social justice framework as a way to map how and under what circumstances the adoption of OER and OEP by students and/or educators may counter economic inequalities, cultural inequities and political exclusions in education.

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