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Neffisatu Celestine Dambo; Patrice M. Leverett; Randolph Burnside – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2023
Technology has been used worldwide for education, careers, communication, and daily functioning. Technology can have societal benefits and positive influences on students' development and opportunities for success. The unprecedented use of technology during a global pandemic has prompted parents, counselors, and educators to rethink the learning…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Technology Uses in Education, Outcomes of Education, At Risk Students
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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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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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Smith, Kevin; 'Otunuku, Mo'ale – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
In this article, we discuss "heliaki," the use of metaphoric language in Tonga (Kaeppler, 2007), and its relationship to literacy. Viewing "heliaki" through the lens of critical literacy (Freire & Macedo, 2005), we argue that performances of "heliaki" not only represent an indigenous approach to reading and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Indigenous Knowledge