New Research Highlights Perspectives from Self-Described Social Justice Educators In a recent issue of Middle School Journal, researchers Ebony Terrell Shockley and Valeisha Ellis investigated, through a series of interviews, the perspectives and pedagogical practices of teachers who self-identify as social justice educators. But what does that really mean, to be a social justice educator?
Diversity and Social Equity
Four educators offer their perspectives on how to build positive relationships with students that allow them to bring their full authentic selves to school. Each year we observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the cultures and contributions of Latinx citizens. Beyond this one month, we know that Latinx educators
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It had taken a bit of back and forth, but I had finally understood the root of the parent’s concern. “My parents raised me to believe everyone is the same no matter the color of their skin. All this talk about race is racist because it highlights differences,” the parent further explained. And I came
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Let’s engage students with learning pursuits, rather than standards Culturally and historically responsive education is both a theory and model to respond to students’ histories, identities, literacies and liberation in pedagogy. In addition, this approach is a collaborative model where youth voices are at the center and caregivers and community members are our partners in
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