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Liou, Daniel D.; Rojas, Leticia – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2021
Research has demonstrated that decades of equity-oriented reforms have not significantly repudiated problems associated with teachers' negative expectations of students of color in the classroom. This paper draws on the concepts of "Whiteness as property" and the "educational racial contract" to explore the first author's…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Racial Bias, Social Justice
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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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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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Miller, Libbi R. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2017
Although computer-assisted instruction is increasingly common in the alternative school setting, little research has been conducted regarding its relationship to emancipatory education for alternative school students. In the following case study, the author explores the environment of the computer-assisted classroom through an investigation of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Online Courses, High School Students