From social justice talk to social justice practice: Teaching practices and learning materials in English language education through collaborative action research.

  • Banegas, Darío Luis (PI)
  • Sanchez, Santiago (CoI)
  • San Martin, Gimena (CoI)
  • Sacchi, Fabiana (CoI)
  • Porto, Melina (CoI)

Project: Research-related funding

Project Details


This project is funded by the Spencer Foundation and aims to raise learners’, student-teachers’, and teachers’ awareness of social justice through a collaborative action research study grounded in culturally-responsive instruction and materials. The study takes place in Argentina. The following questions guided this research:
RQ1. In what ways can secondary school learners improve their social justice awareness and academic performance in English as a foreign language lessons when learning is supported with culturally-responsive, social justice-oriented materials?
RQ2. To what extent does student-teachers’ and teachers’ engagement in materials development and research support their social justice-orientated professional development?
Short titleUSD 63,500
Effective start/end date2/05/2230/04/24

Collaborative partners

  • Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Project partner)
  • Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (Project partner)
  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Project partner)
  • University of Edinburgh (Project partner) (lead)
  • University of Bath (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • social justice awareness
  • culturally responsive instruction and materials
  • collaborative action research
  • social justice-orientated professional development
  • English language education
  • secondary education


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