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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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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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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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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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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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Curl, Heather; Lesnick, Alice – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2017
This paper discusses the development of a U.S.-based undergraduate senior seminar that fosters a conflict-centered perspective of change in education. As practitioner researchers, we analyze student writing from the course to elucidate the concepts of change, both explicit and tacit, that students draw on to understand the complexities inherent in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Conflict, Seminars, College Seniors
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Warner, Connor K.; Nash, Kindel Turner; Thomas, Rhianna; Bell, Clare; Strekalova-Hughes, Ekaterina; Panther, Leah; Atiles, Julia – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2016
Cochran-Smith (2003) argued that a major problem with efforts to reform both teaching and teacher preparation is a failure by many stakeholders to comprehend the "unforgiving complexity of teaching." Much of the discourse of educational policy and reform, both then and now, conceptualized teaching as a relatively simple process of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Teacher Educators
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Shields, Carolyn M. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
Given the increasingly hostile and contested nature of education today, it is important to examine the development of the field of educational administration in order to understand how historic perspectives have held the field firmly anchored in some of the technical and scientific traditions of the past and how difficult it has been to introduce…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Social Justice, Educational Administration, Equal Education