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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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Rojas, Leticia; Liou, Daniel D. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
Drawing on the concept of transformative expectations--that is, the instructional practices that demonstrate teachers' belief systems for the educational justice and empowerment of Chicanx/Latinx youth--this qualitative study explored the expectancy effects of nine classroom teachers with social justice commitments in a school district in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Social Capital, Transformative Learning
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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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Liou, Daniel D.; Marsh, Tyson E. J.; Antrop-González, René – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
This ethnographic case study problematizes the current high stakes accountability efforts that have led many school leaders to inadvertently maintain a school environment in which deficit perspectives and low academic expectations in the classroom persist. Drawing from an urban sanctuary school framework, this study works to center the voices of…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Ethnography, Case Studies, Low Income Students
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Brown, Bryan A.; Edouard, Kareem – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
The technology education movement includes the introduction and application of digital books into science classrooms. These digital books are attractive alternatives to traditional texts because they can be customized for students. This qualitative study examined 35 students as they customized their own digital books. Using a variety of digital…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Race, Cues, Technology Education
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ross, kihana miraya; Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; Givens, Jarvis R.; de Royston, Maxine McKinney; Vakil, Sepehr; Madkins, Tia C.; Philoxene, David – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
This article examines the teaching philosophies of Black male teachers of Black male students in manhood development classes in a district-wide program in Oakland, California. Drawing on observations and instructor interview data, we explore the teachers' histories, teaching philosophies, and the trajectory of their racial-educational…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Borrero, Noah E.; Flores, Esther; de la Cruz, Gabriel – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
A group of preservice and first year teachers share their experiences as new teachers of Color entering the profession in urban public schools. Specifically, these novice teachers discuss the transition from an urban education teacher preparation program into the classroom and their successes and challenges enacting culturally relevant pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice
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Bybee, Eric Ruiz – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
This article explores the way that discourses of smartness and whiteness are produced and reproduced in schooling. Using an approach grounded in narrative research, I explore the convergences and contradictions between my own educational autobiography and the representations of schooling found in my school pictures and yearbooks. In my analysis, I…
Descriptors: Yearbooks, Photography, Whites, Racial Bias
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Montaño, Elizabeth – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
When California legislators passed the California Charter School Act of 1992, it allowed parents the choice of sending their children to public charter schools, places where teachers would have more autonomy and where schools faced exemptions from state education codes and from collective bargaining contracts. Hope Charter School (a pseudonym;…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Unions, Teacher Associations, Teaching Experience
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Dover, Alison G. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
A growing body of research explores theoretical models of teaching for social justice in P-12 classrooms and in teacher education. However, many of these models fail to account for the relationship between teachers' social justice frameworks and their classroom practices. In this article, I use vignettes drawn from a recent study of secondary…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Praxis, Vignettes, English Instruction
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Snapp, Shannon D.; Burdge, Hilary; Licona, Adela C.; Moody, Raymond L.; Russell, Stephen T. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
Implementing curriculum that is inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people has the potential to create an equitable learning environment. In order to learn more about students' experiences of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, 26 high school students with diverse racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender identities…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Curriculum, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Norris, Aaminah – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2014
This qualitative study analyzes how an urban schoolteacher guided her 19 tenth grade Latina and African American young women in developing positive self-concepts as expressed through the implementation of design thinking processes. This work examines how young women who had limited access to digital media negotiated their identities as they…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Grade 10, Females, High School Students
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Warschauer, Mark; Zheng, Binbin; Niiya, Melissa; Cotten, Shelia; Farkas, George – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2014
Seeking to improve teaching and learning and to narrow gaps between students of high and low socioeconomic status, many school districts in the United States are implementing one-to-one laptop programs. In this comparative case study, we examine one-to-one laptop programs in Colorado, California, and Alabama, all of which deployed low-cost netbook…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Vakil, Sepehr – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2014
To understand the digital divide as a matter of social justice, I identify access to computational fluency as a civil rights issue. "Access" refers to material as well as social resources, including meaningful learning opportunities that create the conditions for urban youth to engage in computational thinking. In this article, I explore…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Critical Theory, Urban Youth
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