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Dotts, Brian W. – Educational Foundations, 2015
The idea of breaking free from outdated ideas and practices is nothing new. It is an idea advocated by individuals like Aristotle, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson. In 1935 Dewey asserted that he viewed education and schooling as the ideal setting for democracy's gestation. He believed that a democratic way of life could best be achieved by…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Public Education
Brown, Keffrelyn D.; Brown, Anthony L. – Educational Foundations, 2012
Drawing from Michel Foucault's notion of "useful" and "dangerous" discourse coupled with the theory of racial knowledge, this article examines how two common counter-discourses about African-American students operate and create racial knowledge in education practice. By "counter-discourse", the authors refer to knowledge, theories, and histories…
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Differences
Martin, Danny Bernard – Educational Foundations, 2012
While research by scholars has contributed greatly to an emerging knowledge base on Black children and mathematics, there continues to be a dire need for insightful research that de-centers longstanding accounts that have contributed to the construction of Black children as mathematically illiterate and as less than ideal learners relative to…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Children, Mathematics Education, Research Methodology
Gooden, Mark A. – Educational Foundations, 2012
Much of the history and study of leadership in general has omitted "other" perspectives in the literature. The same is true in educational leadership in general, and the principalship in particular. The discourse of the history of African Americans and their struggle to achieve equity in education has been enhanced by the work of noted scholars.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Equal Education, Instructional Leadership
Howard, Tyrone C.; Flennaugh, Terry K.; Terry, Clarence L., Sr. – Educational Foundations, 2012
Throughout the history of the U.S., racialized groups have often had their experiences profoundly shaped by social imagery in ways that have created tremendous hardships in the quest for self-actualization and a healthy sense of self. The purpose of this article is to shed light on the manner in which Black males have been one of the primary…
Descriptors: African American Students, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
Okpalaoka, Chinwe L.; Dillard, Cynthia B. – Educational Foundations, 2012
This article focuses on the sense of what an "African" (American) identity could mean when viewed through the processes of migrations and fluid identities of contemporary African immigrant children as they interact with their African (Americans) peers in schools. The purpose of this article is to use data from a study of West African…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Slavery, Educational Experience, Immigrants
Gold, Moniqueka E.; Richards, Heraldo – Educational Foundations, 2012
Over the years, the benefits of categorically identifying and labeling students with disabilities have been debated on many grounds, particularly when it comes to labeling African-American children who many argue are over-labeled or disproportionately represented in selected categories such as learning disabilities. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders
Bettez, Silvia Cristina – Educational Foundations, 2011
In this paper, the author talks about community building and the power of active listening. Active listening is a particular kind of listening that requires conscious effort; it is a type of listening that some rarely practice and sometimes is virtually absent from classroom interactions. Thus active listening itself may be deceptively simple…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Listening Skills, Communities of Practice
Madyun, Na'im H. – Educational Foundations, 2011
African-American student achievement outcomes have been and continue to be a critical concern for education researchers. Much of the framing of African-American student outcomes centers on what is known as achievement gaps that exist between African-American and White students. Unfortunately, these gaps have remained roughly the same since the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, African Americans, Social Theories, Racial Differences
Hytten, Kathy; Bettez, Silvia C. – Educational Foundations, 2011
It has become increasingly common for education scholars to claim a social justice orientation in their work. At the same time, education programs seem to be adding statements about the importance of social justice to their mission, and a growing number of teacher education programs are fundamentally oriented around a vision of social justice.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Miller, Peter M.; Engel, Max T. – Educational Foundations, 2011
Within the broad discussion of social justice in education, multiple conceptualizations of the term have been posited. Although there is no uniform notion of social justice, most would concur that, "Social justice, broadly defined, refers to a condition whereby all people are afforded fair opportunities to enjoy the benefits of society" (Miller,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Church Role, Public Schools
Brooks, Julia G. – Educational Foundations, 2011
In this paper, the author seeks to initiate a conversation about the discomfort that can emerge and the violence that might possibly take place in the "critical", dialogic, and justice-oriented Foundations of Education classroom between students and instructors when all are invited to negotiate "the necessary conditions" for learning. Believing…
Descriptors: Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Time Perspective, Reflective Teaching
Porfilio, Brad J.; Malott, Curry S. – Educational Foundations, 2011
This essay documents a few key examples of the critical pedagogy and curriculum that the authors employ to challenge pre-service and in-service teachers to consider the concrete and theoretical contexts of taking on a social-activist-teacher persona. Their vision of social justice is rooted firmly in the critical tradition, as it is anchored in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Critical Theory
Books, Sue; Ndlalane, Thembi – Educational Foundations, 2011
Educational policy and practice has resided and continues to reside at the vortex of social and political strife in South Africa, as in the United States. Although school poverty and inequities among schools in the U.S. pale in comparison to conditions in South Africa, the two nations have much in common, including histories of state-sanctioned…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Evans-Winters, Venus E.; Esposito, Jennifer – Educational Foundations, 2010
In her 1995 article, "Sapphire Bound!", legal scholar Regina Austin calls for minority female scholars in the legal field to straightforwardly, unapologetically, and strategically use their intellectual pursuits to advocate on behalf of poor and working class minority women. Even though Austin is arguing from the perspective of a woman of color,…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Females, Feminism, Scholarship
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