International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 243

Full Length Research Paper

Conservatism and social justice: Why do some teachers strive harder for social justice while others do not?

Öngel Gülay
  • Öngel Gülay
  • Sehit Batuhan Ergin Anatolian High School, Istanbul, Turkey.
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TabancalI Erkan
  • TabancalI Erkan
  • Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 16 March 2022
  •  Accepted: 06 June 2022
  •  Published: 30 June 2022


Teachers are seen as change agents in the world of social justice because they embody the educational ideals of equality and fair treatment. The aim of this study is to examine the more conservative personal and social attitudes of teachers that may affect how their social justice beliefs play out in the classroom. The research findings reveal important results about the relationship between the attitudes of resistance to change and opposition to equality at the personal and social levels, which underlie conservatism, and social justice beliefs about teaching.


Keywords: Social justice, conservatism, resistance to change, opposition to equality.