ERIC Number: EJ1137612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
An Initial Exploration of a Community-Based Framework for Educational Equity with Explicated Exemplars
Scheurich, James Joseph; Bonds, Vicki L.; Phelps-Moultrie, Jada A.; Currie, Brandon J.; Crayton, Troy A.; Elfreich, Alycia M.; Bhathena, Catherine D.; Kyser, Tiffany S.; Williams, Nathaniel A.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n4 p508-526 2017
Educational equity dominates discussions of US schooling. However, what "educational equity" means is much contested in the scholarly literature and in public discourses. We follow the lead of scholars of color who have problematized the definition of educational equity. They have shown that the dominant, taken-for-granted definitions of equity which disguises the accumulation of societal and educational exclusions of and prejudices toward historically marginalized students, their families, and their communities. In response to this critique, we offer a new definitional framework for "educational equity" that is community-based and, in our specific case, urban community-based. And, then, we will apply this new equity framework to three examples or "exemplars" of education reform to explicate how they do and do not illustrate our framework. We will finish with a brief discussion, recommendations for future scholarship, and some concluding remarks.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Definitions, Educational Practices, Community Education, Urban Education, Educational Change, Scholarship, Change Strategies, Case Studies, Democratic Values, Context Effect, Time Perspective, Community Schools, Race
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Arizona