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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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Maton, Rhiannon M. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2021
This article examines trends in learning among a multiracial group of activist urban educators in an inquiry group dedicated to the topic of structural racism. I find that deep learning about race and racism requires teachers to engage in risk-taking in 2 realms--conceptual and relational. Conceptual risk-taking involves grappling with ideas in…
Descriptors: Risk, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Activism
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Cordova, Amanda Jo; García-Louis, Claudia; Niño, Juan Manuel – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2020
This qualitative inquiry centers the work of three Brown faculty members who engage chismeo academico and testimonio to counter the labyrinth of relationships framed in oppressive gender binaries. The testimonios reclaim the richness of Brown folx relationship resistance to center cultural ways of thinking, speaking, and being in the day-to-day…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Women Faculty, Racial Bias, Gender Bias
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Reed, Cindy J.; Disbrow, Lynn M. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2020
Female leaders face numerous challenges and barriers beyond the scope of their position, including biases about their leadership style and personal characteristics, isolation and exclusion, and lack of mentoring, among others. The position of university president has typically been held by White males. The numbers of female university presidents…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Females, Women Administrators
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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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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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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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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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Boske, Christa; Osanloo, Azadeh F.; Newcomb, Whitney Sherman – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2016
This article explicates the interconnectivity of intercultural and multicultural education theory and practice through a new conceptual model (i.e., micro/macroaggression ecological conceptual model) focusing on the intersections of dominant norms and values, macro/microaggressions, social justice pedagogies, and sensemaking. We describe the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Bias, Multicultural Education, Equal Education
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Haan, Jennifer; Lozano, Roberto; López-Askin, Amanda; Melendez, Marlene – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2016
The central aim of this article is to explore the intersecting voices and experiences of 4 educational leadership doctoral students in a social justice program at a Hispanic serving institution in the Southwest. The 4 doctoral students engaged in conversations regarding their lived experiences and about the relationship between social justice and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Experience