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Applying A Freirian Lens On Social Justice Education: One Practitioner’S Perspective, D. Scott Tharp Feb 2015

Applying A Freirian Lens On Social Justice Education: One Practitioner’S Perspective, D. Scott Tharp

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Freire’s writings beyond Pedagogy of the Oppressed offer value to social justice educators looking to deeply explore and inform their own practice. His ideas related to class suicide, authority and freedom, political clarity, educational directivity and epistemological circling can enhance social justice educators approach to recognizing personal prejudices, negotiating emotions, personal disclosure, and navigating authority in educational settings. Through phenomenological reflections on my social justice education practice as a curriculum designer and facilitator within higher education, Freire’s ideas are used to analyze my experiences and provide insight for how I can re-imagine my practice to contribute to democratic ...


Another World Is Possible: Envisioning An Intersectional Social Justice Student Affairs Praxis, Erich N. Pitcher Feb 2015

Another World Is Possible: Envisioning An Intersectional Social Justice Student Affairs Praxis, Erich N. Pitcher

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Developing an intersectional social justice praxis in student affairs is important given the wide sweeping economic and political shifts are occurring in society and are creating shifts within higher education environments. These shifts, referred to here as neoliberalism, adversely affect already minoritized populations (e.g., trans* students). Simultaneously, higher education professionals, particularly those in identity-based centers, seek solutions to common student problems (e.g., campus climate) through policies and practices, which may inadvertently advance a neo-liberal agenda. I propose a framework that seeks to develop policies, programs, and practices that work to subvert neoliberalism, or at the very least stop ...


Sustaining Social Justice Learning: What Teacher Educators Can Do, Anne S. Ticknor Jan 2015

Sustaining Social Justice Learning: What Teacher Educators Can Do, Anne S. Ticknor

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

As public schools become more diverse in terms of student population, the US teaching force remains relatively stable. For this reason, teacher education programs need to provide and sustain social justice learning to ensure pre-service teachers enter classrooms prepared to teach all students. This article examines how pre-service teachers took up identities as social justice educators and sustained social justice learning during lapses in teacher education curricula. Analysis reveals that teacher educators can incorporate methods into course curriculum to ensure social justice learning is sustained in teacher education. Implications for teacher educators include strategies to provide social justice pedagogy scaffolding ...


Visual Ethnography Assessment Of Departments Of Animal Sciences At Three Land Grant Universities: Who Is Welcome?, Shannon Archibeque-Engle Jan 2015

Visual Ethnography Assessment Of Departments Of Animal Sciences At Three Land Grant Universities: Who Is Welcome?, Shannon Archibeque-Engle

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Physical artifacts present in educational settings make visible the values of the institution. These messages signal the institution’s desire for a culturally inclusive and supportive environment. Given the land grant mission of inclusive education, the labor heritage of agriculture, and the saliency of stereotype threat in creating an inclusive learning environment, critically assessing the equity climate of departments of animal sciences in land grant universities is overdue. This study utilizes Banning et al.’s 2008 taxonomy based on visual ethnography methodology to interpret the equity climate of three departments of animal sciences at land grant institutions to answer the ...


Teaching 21st Century Literacies In A Social Justice Frame, Rachel Arteaga Jan 2015

Teaching 21st Century Literacies In A Social Justice Frame, Rachel Arteaga

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Educational approaches across fields of study are increasingly shaped by their encounters with emergent technologies and the literacies they instigate. The use of technology in the classroom is uneven, and often corresponds to socioeconomic indicators of the community in which the school is located. In Education and Social Justice in a Digital Age, Rosamund Sutherland offers a conceptual framework and concrete recommendations for contemporary teaching and learning.