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ERIC Number: EJ825076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Social Justice through a School Psychology Lens: Definition and Applications
Shriberg, David; Bonner, Mike; Sarr, Brianna J.; Walker, Ashley Marks; Hyland, Megan; Chester, Christie
School Psychology Review, v37 n4 p453-468 2008
Social justice is an aspiration that most, if not all, school psychologists likely support, yet there is a lack of research delineating how this term translates to school psychology practice. This article presents the results of a Delphi study of 44 cultural diversity experts in school psychology regarding (a) defining social justice from a school psychology perspective, (b) identifying priority social justice topics, (c) identifying social justice advocacy strategies, and (d) identifying opportunities and barriers to social justice work in school psychology. Results indicate a need for school psychologists to engage in advocacy and equity work that both supports the rights and opportunities of all and recognizes potential obstacles to this work, including the lack of diversity in the profession and institutional power structures that work against justice in education. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A