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Enslin, Penny – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2020
The Black Lives Matter campaign has forced a reassessment of monuments that commemorate historical figures in public spaces. One of these, a statue of General Lord Roberts, stands in Glasgow, once the Second City of the Empire. A critical reading of this monument as a memorial text in a landscape of power contrasts the intended heroic depiction of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Activism, Historic Sites
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Parsons, Carl – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2020
Each country should look beyond the nationalistic stories and the everyday self-images popularly disseminated. UK students deserve an environment where school curricula, public debate, politics, media and memorials give balanced, factual and ethically informed narratives about Britain's past and current dealings with other races and nations. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Slavery, Foreign Policy
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Swan, Kathy; Danner, Andrew; Hawkins, Meghan; Grant, S. G.; Lee, John – Social Education, 2020
When the pandemic shut schools down in the spring, teachers mobilized the educational home front and taught themselves how to navigate familiar and unfamiliar instructional challenges in the virtual classroom using the online platform Zoom. Now, teachers and students are in a new school year, amidst a raging pandemic, and witnessing some of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Inquiry, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Patton, Lori D.; Jordan, Jodi L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case centers on a Black woman school administrator and efforts to disrupt Whiteness among an urban elementary school teaching staff. The case details the resistance she encounters while encouraging teachers to confront "White fragility" and consider how their fragile perspectives on race and racism shape how they educate Black…
Descriptors: Administrators, Females, African Americans, Urban Schools
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Ferras-Stone, Jessica; Demoiny, Sara B. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
"Why are people marching?" Given today's level of activism, this is a plausible question many students may have. Although only some students voice the questions, it is very likely that many more have pondered why people are protesting after seeing reports of events such as the Women's March (equality for women), March for Our Lives…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Picture Books, Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature
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Paris, Django – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
In this article, I describe the ways educational research often calls us out our names, meaning that educational researchers often name communities not as they are but as the academy needs them to be along damaging logics of erasure and deficiency. I use Morrison's concept of the White gaze, Tuck's concepts of damage-centered and desire-based…
Descriptors: Naming, Educational Research, Indigenous Populations, Group Behavior
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Jeremic, Rusa – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The evolution of Web 2.0 user-generated content has opened the door to new forms of collective action and social movement building. In asking if the benefits outweigh the risks, this paper brings Gramsci's theorization of activism into the twenty-first century, where the newspaper has been replaced by social medial tools and the Organic…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Activism, Social Action, Social Media
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Batchelor, Katherine E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The author shares three preservice teachers' linked text sets, including young adult literature and other media forms, and their critiques of the linked text sets, centering on a self-selected social justice topic: racism and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, rape culture, and ending the stigma behind mental health. The author…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Advocacy, Individual Power
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Contradictions between precious ideals and social realities are often handled by locating the problems of inequality in a limited setting, so that the rest of social life will not be disturbed. Racial inequality in America, starting with slavery, is concretely expressed in the troubled relations between agencies of social control, like the police,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Racial Bias, Social Bias, United States History
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Montgomery, Nicholl – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
The Black Lives Matter movement has brought much needed attention to the police brutality that has plagued Black communities nationwide for decades. This increased attention has sparked much needed dialogue about what it means to be Black in America. Unfortunately, many of these conversations continue to leave Black women voiceless. This lack of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Activism
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Callier, Durell M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Still, Nobody Mean More explores how Black youth constructed as queer subjects by state apparatuses and sociocultural institutions encounter, survive, and resist premature death. Engaging with women and queer of color theories this paper interrogates how the queerness of Blackness works to erase certain subjects from contemporary political…
Descriptors: Feminism, African Americans, Females, Social Justice
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Proctor, Sherrie L.; Li, Kathrynne; Chait, Natasha; Owens, Courtney; Gulfaraz, Sehrish; Sang, Elizabeth; Prosper, Gardiana; Ogundiran, Dunni – Contemporary School Psychology, 2021
The extrajudicial killing of Black people, particularly unarmed Black boys and men, at the hands of police is one of the most pressing social and racial justice issues in the USA. The awareness of, and indirect exposure to, police killings of Black people has a detrimental impact on the academic achievement, school attendance, mental health, and…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Homicide, African Americans, Males
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Ramsey, Scott; Greeson, Kimberley M.; Affolter, Emily; Gano, Gretchen; Dunbar, Rachel – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
Prescott College, a small liberal arts institution in Arizona, offers limited residency Master's and doctoral programs as well as undergraduate programs. Prescott's philosophy centers experiential, community-based, and self-directed learning. While this higher education institution's distance-learning programs are positioned well for broad shifts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Racial Bias
Jean-Francois, Sara – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was started in 2013 by three Black women who were sick and tired of all the lives lost. Since its inception, BLM has gone worldwide, a cross-continental connection of people standing in support of Black life through national protests, marches and other actions calling out racial injustice and police brutality…
Descriptors: Social Media, African American Students, Social Change, Activism
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Uhlig, Sue – Art Education, 2021
In this article, Sue Uhlig highlights the mixed-media artwork of vanessa german. german uses everyday objects like bottle caps, spoons, and coins assembled en masse to create different assemblages, including power figure sculptures. Through these re-collected objects of the past, german shapes new associations in the present and helps direct…
Descriptors: Artists, Sculpture, Art Education, African Americans
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