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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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Jeffers, Adam R. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
This research examines academic experiences of African American males (ages 18-25) who attended urban schools in southern California. The participants were incarcerated for at least one year prior to being housed in a pre-release program where they reflected on their academic experiences and perceptions of the school environment. The participants'…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Acosta, Melanie M.; Hudson-Vassel, Charisse; Johnson, Bridgette; Cherfrere, Gernissia; Harris, Michelle G.; Wallace, Jana; Duggins, Shaunté – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
Critical Studyin' is a Black Studies-inspired, morally engaged pedagogy. With roots in anti-racist teaching, it is focused on race, ideology, and education. This study explores the learning experiences and outcomes of seven, preservice educators after taking a course that was based on Critical Studyin' and offered in a College of Education at one…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education
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Rodríguez, Louie F.; Greer, Wil – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
There has been an upsurge of attention on the achievements and struggles of boys and men of color in the U.S. The recent flood of attention to police-involved shootings of African Americans and other people of color only exacerbate the need for a focus on this particular population. The White House announcement of "My Brother's Keeper"…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Males, African Americans, Critical Theory
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Butler, Tamara – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
This article intervenes in the long-standing conversations around which youth activism, literacies, and civic engagement take place. In an effort to expand the boundaries of activism to include the work of youth critical literacies within the classroom, this article highlights the work of four female high school students of color as they bring…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Youth, Activism, Critical Literacy
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Alarcón, Jeannette D.; Bettez, Silvia – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Hispanics" comprise only 4% of the full-time faculty in U.S. universities, although Latin@s comprise 16.4% of the U.S. population. Given the under-representation of Latin@ faculty, efforts to support and retain them are paramount. Recently a small body of literature has surfaced explicitly…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Ethnography, Hispanic American Students
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Banks, Joy – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
This investigation employs Disability Critical Race Studies as a theoretical framework to determine the interdependence of racism and ableism in school settings. African American male students with learning disabilities are queried about their interpretations of special education placement and labeling while attempting to secure educational…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Learning Disabilities, Labeling (of Persons)
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Prier, Darius D. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
This article situates educational leaders as prophetic critics in Black popular culture. These leaders merge cultural criticism with moral and political judgment, analyzing urban youths' lived experiences and representational practices as well as analyzing counter-narrative texts in Black popular culture that have implications for urban education.…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, African American Culture, Urban Youth, Urban Education
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Cole, Eddie R.; McGowan, Brian L.; Zerquera, Desiree D. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
The experiences of first-year, tenure-track faculty have been missing in the literature about new or junior faculty. Furthermore, the extant literature about new faculty does not offer a critical outlook on how oppressive institutional structures shape how first-year faculty of color approach faculty work. Drawing from analytical narratives, the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Personal Narratives, Diversity (Faculty)
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