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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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Bradley, Kelly D.; Oldham, Carolyn – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2020
"To publish or parent?" should never be the question. The disjunctive conjunction "or" indicates that propositions of being a mother and professor cannot coexist. Despite the change over time in women's receipt of PhDs and academia's gender profile, society continues to perpetuate gendered norms of productivity and the mythical…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Parent Child Relationship
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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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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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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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Ng, Jennifer; Esposito, Phyllis – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2016
Qualitative research about poverty has the unique potential to inform educational practitioners who work with poor youth and their families. According to Van Maanen's (2011) classification of different audiences that engage with ethnography, however, most educators are "general readers" unfamiliar with such inquiry. To consider the…
Descriptors: Poverty, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Ideology