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Muscat-Inglott, Matthew – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2021
The study explores the social impacts of a relatively nascent vocational education and training (VET) sector in the European Union microstate of Malta, from a Deweyan reconstructionist philosophical position. It explores VET-social inequality complicity theory, or the idea that through a combination of employer-centered curricula and systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Socioeconomic Status, Access to Education
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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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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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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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Singer, Steve – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2018
This qualitative interview study looked at the experiences of 8 Deaf adults who had general education placements in secondary school and who developed Deaf cultural identities in adulthood. The research focused on descriptive characteristics of 21st century Deaf acculturation of this population, which represents a substantial proportion of Deaf…
Descriptors: Deafness, Adults, Secondary Education, Inclusion
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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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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