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Muñoz, Susana M. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Over the last ten years, there has been an increasingly growing body of scholarship devoted to undocumented college students in higher education. Prior scholarship has focused on how undocumented students negotiate their political and civic identity within the undocumented youth movement. However, immigration research within higher education has…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Political Attitudes
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Crawford, Emily R.; Walker, Danielle; Valle, Fernando – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
School leaders can ally with other educational stakeholders to encourage undocumented student persistence in Pk-12 schools. We explore (1) how school leaders create systems of support for undocumented and newly arrived immigrant students, and (2) how school leaders interpret and implement policies or school structures that affect student…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Undocumented Immigrants, Case Studies, Academic Persistence
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Ríos-Rojas, Anne; Stern, Mark – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Dreams have long been thought to be a space of fantasy and utopic hope. From Paulo Freire to Gloria Anzaldúa to Robin Kelley, many scholars have related the ability to dream with the ability to act collectively, to self-actualize, and to call into being worlds yet to be realized--dreaming as a radical political act. What happens, then, when dreams…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Undocumented Immigrants, Governance, Public Policy
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Ryoo, Jean J.; Calabrese Barton, Angela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
This brief essay offers an introduction to a special symposium on equity in STEM-rich making. The introduction provides context that frames current equity issues in the Maker Movement, as well as short descriptions of the four articles included in the symposium. Collectively the papers in this symposium examine how complex power dynamics shape…
Descriptors: Equal Education, STEM Education, Shared Resources and Services, Teaching Methods
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Martin, Lee; Dixon, Colin; Betser, Sagit – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Despite their potential, maker activities do not always support equitable engagement. The authors report on a design research study where they worked to support equitable engagement of youth repertoires of practice in a high school makerspace. Their orientation toward equity is grounded in the construct of repertoires of practice, and they focus…
Descriptors: High School Students, Resistance (Psychology), Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Fields, Deborah Ann; Kafai, Yasmin; Nakajima, Tomoko; Goode, Joanna; Margolis, Jane – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Recent discussions of making have focused on developing out-of-school makerspaces and activities to provide more equitable and enriching learning opportunities for youth. Yet school classrooms present a unique opportunity to help broaden access, diversify representation, and deepen participation in making. In turning to classrooms, we want to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities
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Barajas-López, Filiberto; Bang, Megan – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
In this article we expand on ideas of making and maker spaces to develop Indigenous making and sharing. We draw from an ArtScience participatory design project that involved Indigenous youth, families, community artists, and scientists in a summer Indigenous STEAM program designed to cultivate social and ecologically just nature-culture relations…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Art Education
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Tan, Edna; Calabrese Barton, Angela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
We investigated how community ethnography as a pedagogy approach to STEM-rich making supported youth makers from two low-income urban communities engaged in sustained STEM-rich making towards making a difference in their communities. Data is drawn from two-year long ethnographic data across two community-based, youth making programs. We highlight…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Low Income Groups
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Clark, Shelby; Seider, Scott – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
Critical consciousness refers to the ways in which individuals come to understand and challenge oppressive social forces. Philosopher-educator Paulo Freire argued that critical curiosity--an eagerness to learn more about and develop a deep understanding of issues of social justice--serves as an important catalyst to critical consciousness…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Personality Traits, Critical Thinking
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Murray, Ira E. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
An emerging and growing body of research has clearly established the importance of youth building sociopolitical consciousness in order to be more democratically engaged citizens. An overwhelming amount of sociopolitical youth development work occurs outside of school. Much of the research on this work has focused on youth outcomes, and we know…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Consciousness Raising, Citizen Participation, Social Problems
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
In this study, the author makes the connection between school and district provided information and families' use of this information. Prior studies have found that over half of families eligible for school choice have information to make their decision. However, little is known about if and how families actually use formally provided information.…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Information Utilization, Urban Schools, School Choice
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Flennaugh, Terry K.; Howard, Tyrone C.; Malone, Mei-Ling; Tunstall, Jonli; Keetin, Neshemah; Chirapuntu, Tanya – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
African American students continue to attend college at much lower rates than their white, Asian, and Latino counterparts. Although researchers have examined this issue from a multitude of vantage points, the voices of students--particularly students of color--have been limited in this research. Using a counter-storytelling narrative approach,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Case Studies, African American Students, High School Students
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Rincón, Blanca E.; Lane, Tonisha B. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
As the United States population approaches a minority majority, the need to address educational inequities is intensified, especially for Latin@ students who are among the fastest growing ethnic minority group across the United States and at four-year colleges and universities. Concerns for educational equity also demand broadening participation…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, STEM Education, Academic Degrees
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Bertrand, Melanie; Durand, E. Sybil; Gonzalez, Taucia – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
This article seeks to illuminate the complexity of youth participatory action research (YPAR) through the use of two concepts: (1) transformative agency, a collective initiative to address conflicts and contradictions in activity systems, and (2) role re-mediation, the disruption of power relations. We demonstrate that these concepts, in…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Low Achievement, Transformative Learning
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Sulé, V. Thandi; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle; Maramba, Dina C. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
Using critical discourse analysis, this study assesses reader comments to newspaper articles on the "Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin" Supreme Court case. The Fisher case challenges the consideration of race in the college admissions process at UT. Findings show that this racial equity practice was framed as being antithetical to…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, College Admission, Admission Criteria, School Policy
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