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Sacramento, Jocyl – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
We know little about the challenges districts and teachers face when establishing Ethnic Studies courses. In one school district, variation in teachers' Ethnic Studies knowledge impeded the production of curricula and its implementation. This study examines how Ethnic Studies teachers responded to the problems of differential knowledge and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Ethnic Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Race
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Guggenheim, Aaron – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
There is an ever-present need for scholarship that addresses how to prepare preservice teachers to approach literacies as political, learn with children who have different cultural, linguistic, and racial identities than them, and navigate the continual becoming inherent in equity-oriented practice. This article explores the affordances of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Awareness, Equal Education
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Riordan, Meg; Klein, Emily J.; Gaynor, Catherine – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article explores how two urban schools help teachers create equitable spaces for students. We describe the structures and experiences supporting teacher learning and transfer of learning to practice as well as what happens when what is designed for and what is enacted do not align. Findings include that teacher professional learning for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Transfer of Training, Student Experience, Equal Education
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Taylor, Laura A. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
Humanizing pedagogies present a promising framework for contesting dehumanizing practices all too common in U.S. urban schools. To co-construct such pedagogies, however, teachers and students must negotiate between the humanizing and dehumanizing discourses that circulate within their school context. Drawing from data collected from a qualitative…
Descriptors: Humanization, Discourse Analysis, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Fernández, Anita E. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
After the outlawing of the Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Tucson, Arizona, K-12 Ethnic Studies programs have materialized across the U.S. at an accelerated rate creating an urgent need for critical Ethnic Studies professional development for K-12 educators. In direct response to both the elimination of the MAS program and the pressing…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups
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Valenzuela, Angela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article relies primarily on both postcolonial theory and Critical Indigenous Studies to demonstrate how the Mexican American Studies (MAS) PreK-12 Committee of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco, or chapter, successfully waged battle in getting the Texas State Board of Education to officially incorporate…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Postcolonialism, Power Structure, Ethnic Studies
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Wilson, Camille M.; Hanna, Margaret O.; Li, Michelle – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
In this essay, the authors challenge the myth of political neutrality in teaching and emphasize the urgent need for teachers to imagine and enact liberatory pedagogical praxis that sensitively responds to the nation's divisive political climate. They point to U.S. political shifts and changing federal policies in education as catalysts for the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Kulago, Hollie Anderson – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
In this article, the author analyzes two Indigenous teacher education students' experiences at a private liberal arts college where they are participants of an Indigenous teacher education program. The experiences are analyzed through two mechanisms of settler colonialism: the logic of elimination and the recuperation of indigeneity. The author…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Indigenous Populations, Land Settlement, Teacher Education Programs
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Rashid, Kamau – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article seeks to explore the Pan-Africanism of W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) and its interconnections with the Pan-African thought and practice of Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) with respect to the capacity of education to serve as an engine of social transformation. The author contends that their ideas represent a liberatory philosophy of education,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Role of Education, Social Change, Educational Philosophy
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Lam, Kevin D. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article provides an analysis of Asian American gang violence within the context of racialization and the legacy of imperialism. The analysis is grounded in a specific study of the Van Nuys (CA) Asian Boys gang and the particularities of Asian American gang violence in Southern California during the 1990s. Drawing from historical writings on…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Youth, Violence, Juvenile Gangs
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Kwon, Leona; de los Ríos, Cati V. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
Drawing from the theoretical contributions of Ethnic Studies, activist new media, and critical digital literacies, this article explores the nature of a ninth-grade curricular unit about how one's daily environment impacts one's health and well-being. Using a combination of ethnographic and practitioner inquiry methods, the authors highlight an…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Ethnic Studies, Critical Literacy
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Calderón, Dolores; Urrieta, Luis – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
Guided by critical ethnic studies and critical Indigenous studies, we engage analytical work to tease out how multiple colonial projects have implications for Latinx educational practice. Given the increase of ethnic studies curricula in K-12, we introduce in this article the theoretical framework of Critical Latinx Indigeneities (CLI) to…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, Indigenous Populations
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López, Josué – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article revisits the place of theory in social justice praxis. Using Du Bois' "Immortal Child," the author argues efforts for social justice in education are greatly aided by dedicating intellectual energies to the theorization of alternative futures. In particular, political theory has a significant place in critical educational…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Justice, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis
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Lam, Kevin D. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
A critical ethnic studies in education is a way to extend or push notions of equity and justice in education. It is necessary given the deleterious impact of neoliberal policies and practices that support an a historical, apolitical, and non-materialist understanding of history. The four articles in this symposium offer a critical comparative…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Social Justice, Neoliberalism, Death
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Harris, Angela P. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
The advent of critical race theory (CRT) in legal scholarship changed the way in which legal scholars think about race and racism in at least three ways. First, CRT scholars argue that the problem of racial justice is fundamental to American law, whereas the previous generation of civil rights scholars saw racial justice as a problem of…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Legal Problems, Racial Bias
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