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ERIC Number: EJ1097596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
The Voice of One--The Power of Many: Advancing Social Justice One Individual at a Time
Robertson, Phyllis M.; Guerra, Patricia L.
Multicultural Education, v23 n2 p2-12 Win 2016
In this article, the authors explore the question: How should faculty prepare educators to advocate for equity, value their own contributions, and avoid the disillusionment and despair that is only natural when those moments of feeling that, "nothing ever changes?" occur. The authors expand on some essential advice that includes: (1) Being realistic about what you can change; (2) Getting the lay of the land; (3) Finding and working with other like-minded individuals; (4) Avoiding preaching, selling, and confrontation as a means of transforming deficit belief; (5) Building capacity in small increments and over time; (6) Being strategic in the risks taken; (7) Standing fast in your beliefs of equity; (8) Remaining cognizant of district goals and forces driving and impeding change; (9) Networking within the larger community; (10) Hiring strategically; and (11) Valuing and celebrating your own progress.
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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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