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ERIC Number: EJ1071860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
An "Acción" Approach to Affirmative Action: Hispanic-Serving Institutions as Spaces for Fostering Epistemic Justice
Gonzales, Leslie D.
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v9 n1 p28-41 2015
In this article, readers are asked to suspend conventional notions of affirmative action as a policy that ensures equitable admissions practices to the nation's most elite post secondary institutions, and instead to consider how affirmative action might be understood as a way to challenge the relations of power that govern the legitimation of knowledge and knowers within academia. Specifically, I present a model where Hispanic-Serving Institutions employ funds of knowledge work in order to foster epistemic justice: spaces where Latina and Latino students and the broader communities from which they come are positioned as thinkers, knowers, problem-solvers, and theorists in their own right.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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