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Nagrotsky, Katie – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2019
Previous research has documented the deficit language and White saviorism embedded in Teach For America scripts. This article details the findings of an analysis of Relay Graduate School of Education in an attempt to add the growing body of literature documenting the program's emergence as a new graduate school of education. Drawing on critical…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Critical Theory, Race, College Readiness
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Schutz, Kristine M.; Woodard, Rebecca; Diaz, Amanda R.; Peek, William L. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2019
In schools, children do not tend to be positioned as fully human. Strong neoliberal currents perpetuate objectification, a focus on technical mastery, and mechanisms for sorting and categorizing. As part of our ongoing design-based research to revise a sequence of elementary literacy methods courses, we have collaborated university faculty and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teaching Methods
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Jewett, Laura M.; Yanez Medrano, Krystal A. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2019
This article critically explores the realities of our own border classroom resistance--the "story-circle" dialogue protocol--as a liminal, local practice of resistance to discursive practices of education and broader politics which seek to surveil students and teachers and commodify their achievement. More broadly, we suggest here…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Commercialization, Educational Practices
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Harman, Wm. Gregory – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2019
Schooling is a subsidiary of reform, which is an institution. Reform commodifies people, making them resources to social ends. As an institution, reform's dual and interrelated mission is self-perpetuation and consolidation of the status quo. A corollary is that damages of reform are greater on marginalized populations than on privileged ones. As…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Change, Commercialization, Equal Education
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Hayden, Matthew J. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
Schooling has become a technology of efficiency and acculturation that privileges a specific worldview--namely that of technical and capital interests--that informs and encapsulates the totality of the schooling experience at the exclusion of other possibilities. This article discusses one way in which schooling has been commodified and one…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Resistance to Change, Educational Change, Labor
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Croft, Sheryl; Juergensen, Miyoshi; Pogue, Tiffany D.; Willis, Vincent – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
This article examines how 4 former students attending graduate school at an elite private university in the urban South were socialized toward social justice-oriented scholarship activism. Using Black Cultural Ethos as a conceptual framework, the authors interrogate how the students' shared experiences, relevant and related coursework, and a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Urban Areas, Private Colleges
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Almager, Irma – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
Through the lens of the researcher, this autoethnographic study gleaned insights into teachers' perceptions of their Mexican American students. In Texas, more than 50% of students enrolled in K--12 are Hispanic. While the population continues to grow, students continue to fall behind academically. Cultural misconceptions do impact student success.…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Teacher Attitudes, Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students
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Singer, Steve – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
This qualitative interview study looked at the experiences of 8 Deaf adults who had general education placements in secondary school and who developed Deaf cultural identities in adulthood. The research focused on descriptive characteristics of 21st century Deaf acculturation of this population, which represents a substantial proportion of Deaf…
Descriptors: Deafness, Adults, Secondary Education, Inclusion
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Lion, Daniel D.; Matias, Cheryl E. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
When family-school engagement models operate on the beliefs of engagement and disengagement, it leads to hierarchical understandings of leadership and practices of partnership with racialized populations. Drawing on the analytic framework of race-conscious transformative leadership, this self-study of a former bilingual school administrator…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Administrator Attitudes, Immigrants, High School Students
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Rojas, Leticia – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
Drawing on the theories of critical race theory (Ladson-Billings & Tate, 1995), transformative leadership (Shields, 2018), and critical teacher leadership (Bradley-Levine, 2018), this qualitative study explored the teacher leadership perspectives, manifestations, and experiences of nine high school teachers committed to social justice in one…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Minority Group Students, Teacher Leadership, Equal Education
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Sorkin, David L. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
Dantley and Tillman (2006) argued that leadership is transformative, and morally and social justice-driven. Following the recent ideologically contentious U.S. presidential race, the fundamental questions remained: (1) What type of democratic leadership does our global society need?; and (2) How can it be developed in K-12 education? This research…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Adolescents, Service Learning, Social Justice
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Bornstein, Joshua – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
This article recounts an autoethnographic study of a White elementary school principal's efforts to confront White supremacy in punitive discipline. This principal applied transformative leadership precepts and antiracist pedagogy to conduct a school turnaround effort. The district had committed to neoliberal reform and neoliberal mandates in…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Racial Bias, Whites, Educational Practices
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Liou, Daniel D.; Bornstein, Joshua – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
Despite the fact that the concept of transformative leadership has garnered wider attention in recent years, its definition and application have remained elusive for many school leaders. For instance, one of the authors was invited to speak at a regional leadership conference with more than 800 school administrators in attendance. During the…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Expectation, Leadership Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cutler, Kelly Deits – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
Since the U.S. presidential election of 2016, educators across America have reported an alarming increase in racialized incidents and harassment in schools, referred to as the "Trump Effect" (Costello, 2016). In response, this qualitative study investigates 1 predominately white middle school's attempt to respond the Trump Effect era…
Descriptors: Presidents, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Transformational Leadership
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Coronella, Tamara – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
Academic advising practices urgently need refinement to better support the persistence and graduation of first-generation Latina engineering students who are often minoritized in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Academic advisors, often cited as individuals with the potential to support student persistence, operate…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Hispanic American Students, Females, First Generation College Students
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