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Sierk, Jessica – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2021
Neoliberalism tends to shift the goals of schooling from democratic to economic purposes. This article examines how school personnel and students in 2 majority-Latinx schools utilized neoliberalism when constructing diversity as a form of "property." Diversity was seen as preparation for postsecondary life and an experience that (White)…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Diversity, Multicultural Education, Hispanic American Students
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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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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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Yousman, Lori Bindig – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2017
Despite the need, media literacy is not a common experience in the United States. While there have been efforts to incorporate media literacy in K-12 education, research suggests media literacy courses are limited in American colleges and universities. This article explores the obstacles presented by the neoliberal university and offers strategies…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Higher Education, Barriers, Neoliberalism
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Hill, Dave; Monzó, Lilia D.; Agostinone-Wilson, Faith – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
In this essay, we provide a Marxist perspective in response to the surge of neoliberalism within the past few decades and its current assault on education at a global scale. We place particular emphasis on England and the United States. Drawing on Antonio Gramsci (1971), among other scholars, we provide a theoretical discussion of how ideology is…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Resistance (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Martin, Adrian D.; Strom, Kathryn J. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
More than a decade into the 21st century, educators, activists and scholars continued to advocate for school policies and teaching practices that foster social justice and eradicate entrenched inequalities crossing economic, racial, gender, and linguistic lines. While the volume of research calling for, and documenting, social justice and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)