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Gardner, Jeffrey A.; McKinzie, Ashleigh E. – Teaching Sociology, 2020
This article analyzes the effectiveness of an activity we developed to help students better understand intersectionality. Intersectionality is an analytic concept that signifies ways that inequalities may overlap to create unique forms of privilege and subjugation. In the activity, students use assigned vignettes from the perspective of research…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Philosophy
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Perry, Monique – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
This article is a reflective piece that draws from local experience, historical, and educational literature. I argue the ways in which intersectionality can support analyses in the local uprisings for the Black Lives Matter movement in Philadelphia. Some uprisings, focused on anti-Black state violence linkages to schools and approaches to…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, African Americans, Civil Rights, Activism
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Escalante, Samuel – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2020
Music teacher educators often work to prepare preservice music teachers to be socially conscious and adopt dispositions toward teaching in socially just ways. Preservice teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and dispositions toward social justice issues may not be sufficiently challenged, however, unless coursework is appropriately conceived. I designed a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Undergraduate Study, Student Attitudes
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Strayhorn, Terrell L. – New Directions for Student Services, 2017
This chapter presents intersectionality as a useful heuristic for conducting research in higher education and student affairs contexts. Much more than just another theory, intersectionality can powerfully shape student affairs research in both obvious and tacit ways.
Descriptors: Social Theories, Heuristics, Educational Research, Student Personnel Services
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Nolan-Arañez, Shannon I. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
Educational environments have the capacity to cultivate transformative leaders who can resolve global issues and move society toward a positive social change. This chapter focuses on the value of mentorship and community-based service projects to support students' spiritual and leadership development. Lessons learned via a university case study of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Service Learning, College Students, Spiritual Development
Mitchell, Donald, Jr., Ed.; Marie, Jakia, Ed.; Steele, Tiffany L., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
Intersectionality is a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. Crenshaw, a scholar of law, critical race theory, and Black feminist legal theory, used intersectionality to explain the experiences of Black women who--because of the intersection race, gender, and class--are exposed to exponential and interlocking forms of marginalization and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Females, Disadvantaged
Kouzoukas, Georgia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With a considerable focus to increase America's degree completion rates amongst our diverse population, higher education policymakers and researchers have examined the college access, persistence, and completion rates of first-generation students. However, minimal research has addressed the heterogeneous student population through a gendered or…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Females, Self Concept, Student Development
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Harris, Jessica C.; Patton, Lori D. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Grounded in Black feminist and critical race theories, legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced the term "intersectionality" to the academy in 1989 to demonstrate how U.S. structures, such as the legal system, and discourses of resistance, such as feminism and anti-racism, often frame identities as isolated and mutually exclusive,…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Feminism, Critical Theory, Higher Education
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Codiroli Mcmaster, Natasha; Cook, Rose – Review of Education, 2019
Educational inequalities are one of the most critical issues facing contemporary societies. While there is a substantial body of quantitative literature tracking inequalities in education based on students' characteristics, an emerging literature is applying the concept of intersectionality to acknowledge the multiple, overlapping impact of these…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Characteristics, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis
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Nichols, Sue; Stahl, Garth – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This paper presents a systematic structured review of recent research that explicitly adopts intersectionality as a theoretical framework to interrogate how tertiary institutions manage, cater for, include, exclude and are experienced in ways that produce advantage and disadvantage. The analysis addresses the following questions: Within research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Shmulsky, Solvegi; Gobbo, Ken – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Autism diagnoses continue to increase, and students who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college in greater numbers. Many choose community colleges to start their postsecondary careers, so these institutions have a unique opportunity to provide necessary social support. When developing social support initiatives, it is important…
Descriptors: Autism, Community Colleges, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Two Year College Students
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Fuller, Edward; Hollingworth, Liz; An, Brian P. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: There is growing recognition of the importance of educator diversity. The purpose of this paper is to examine the production, placement and employment of school leaders as assistant principals, principals and school leaders in Texas by the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender over 23 years. Design/methodology/approach: This is a…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrators, Job Placement
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Jones, Susan R. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2016
This chapter situates leadership and the process of becoming a leader within an understanding of identity, particularly intersecting social identities and intersectionality.
Descriptors: Leadership, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Social Characteristics
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Windsong, Elena Ariel – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
As intersectionality gains more prominence, scholars still face difficulties of incorporating principles of intersectionality into empirical research. Key concepts of intersectionality theory include moving away from additive thinking, relationality, and social constructionism. An important challenge is how to incorporate these concepts into…
Descriptors: Research Design, Data Collection, Race, Sex
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Roy, Amanda L. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
Developmental science has recognized the import of ecological theory and research in furthering understanding of development in context. However, despite the fact that ecological and intersectional theory share points of commonality, few researchers to date have attempted to integrate these perspectives. This manuscript addresses this gap and…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ecological Factors, Neighborhoods
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