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Annamma, Subini; Morrison, Deb – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
In this critical theoretical conceptualization situated in Disability Critical Race Theory (Annamma, Connor, & Ferri, 2013), we identify the current education system as a series of dysfunctional education ecologies. We next analyze how dysfunctional education ecologies are maintained through implicit bias, consider how these biases may impact…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Critical Theory, Race, Classroom Communication
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Yang, Jessica L.; Anyon, Yolanda; Pauline, Malina; Wiley, Katherine E.; Cash, Donna; Downing, Barbara J.; Greer, Eldridge; Kelty, Ellen; Morgan, Thomas Lee; Pisciotta, Lisa – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
This study adds to the extant research on the school-to-prison pipeline by investigating how school-based service providers and administrators conceptualize the causal mechanisms constraining and enabling the school-to-prison pipeline in a large urban district. Thirty-three schools were selected for the study based on their suspension rates.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, At Risk Students, Poverty, Racial Bias
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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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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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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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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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Desai, Shiv R.; Abeita, Andrea – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
From private to public, from small to large, campus protests and demonstrations have risen across the country to address institutional racism regarding a range of issues including offensive Halloween costumes, university/college seals, lack of faculty color, and racist vandalism. One such example occurred at Southwest University where Native…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Tribes, Critical Theory, Race
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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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Cooper, Joseph N. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
Postsecondary institutions in the United States, including member institutions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), are charged with the responsibility of cultivating positive learning environments where all students have an opportunity to excel regardless of their demographic backgrounds (e.g., race, socioeconomic status,…
Descriptors: Athletics, Best Practices, African American Students, Males
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Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P.; Chaudhari, Prema – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
Examining discourses of multiraciality through college students' claims about race offers helpful insights for educators striving to create equitable campuses for mixed race students. One area of discourse is the positioning of multiracial individuals as evidence for the social construction of race. Another critiques the multiracial movement, with…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Racial Relations, Racial Identification, Race
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Price-Dennis, Detra; Holmes, Kathlene; Smith, Emily E. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
This article examines classroom practices that draw upon students' understandings of race and equity as they engage in critical literature inquiry to explore issues of power in our society. Our research team, comprising a fifth-grade classroom teacher, a doctoral candidate, and a university professor, analyzed students' written and digital…
Descriptors: Race, Inquiry, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Kohli, Rita; Pizarro, Marcos – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
Research demonstrates that many teachers of Color enter schools committed to challenging injustice, yet often face barriers to accomplishing this goal. This article presents emergent themes from a qualitative study with 218 self-identified, racial justice-oriented teachers of Color. Using Wilson's (2008) indigenous cultural framework of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Accountability, Race, Social Justice
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