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Education

Frontiers in Sociology

A Call for Culturally Responsive Transformational Leadership in College Sport: An Anti-Ism Approach for Achieving Equity and Inclusion

As college sports associations like the NCAA reckon with decades of white male dominance, scholars analyze literature in gender, race, and sports leadership to imagine a path forward.  Introduction Pervasive issues of inequities, inequalities, and discrimination have long hindered the successful establishment of diversity and inclusion in United States college sports. These issues are underpinned…

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Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education

Leadership With and for Undocumented and Unaccompanied Minor Students: Resiliency, Resistance, and School Change for Racial Equity

Introduction Many undocumented and documented youth, especially those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, face significant barriers to educational opportunities due in part to racism and other intersecting systems of oppression. In this article, the authors conduct a literature review on educational practices for immigrant youth. Both authors work in the Urbana School District 116 (USD116) and…

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Race Ethnicity and Education

Applied Critical Race Theory: Educational Leadership Actions for Student Equity

Introduction Recent education research literature shows that a ‘new racism’ has emerged in elementary and secondary schools. This ‘new racism’ adopts a deficit mindset that blames students and parents of color for educational inequities instead of institutional barriers. Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework, the authors present the case study of a middle…

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Equity & Excellence in Education

Tracking Detracking: Sorting Through the Dilemmas and Possibilities of Detracking in Practice

Introduction Grouping students in schools based on perception of their potential or academic ability, known as tracking, has been critiqued by educators for exacerbating educational inequities along race and class lines. Detracking attempts to remedy the negative effects of this widely-used practice in the U.S. by placing students in mixed-ability classes. In this article, the…

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Journal of School Leadership

I’m Every Woman: Advancing the Intersectional Leadership of Black Women School Leaders as Anti-Racist Praxis

Introduction Black women have faced unique challenges in educational leadership due to systemic racism and sexism; their roles and contributions in this space have often been minimized and overlooked for decades. This paper illuminates the leadership roles of Black women in educational settings by focusing on the historical actions of Black educational leaders, their epistemological…

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Learning Communities Research and Practice

Learning Communities: Opportunities for the Retention of Faculty of Color

Introduction Only 20% of full-time faculty in American higher education are faculty of color (FOC). Given the growing population of underrepresented minority (URM students), the slow growth of full-time faculty of color in academia is a concern. However, when faculty of color are hired, they often find themselves acquiring additional responsibilities, such as serving as…

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Education Administration Quarterly

Hearts and Minds First: Institutional Logics in Pursuit of Educational Equity

Introduction Recognition of educational inequities based on race, class, and gender by educators is growing in the United States. However, there is a lack of leadership capacity to meet these large reform goals. The authors of this article argue that efforts to improve educational equity in schools require an understanding of leadership as an ‘organizational…

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Anti-Racist Change: A Conceptual Framework for Educational Institutions to Take Systemic Action

An actionable conceptual framework embedding antiracist institutional changes in education. Introduction:  As a result of the authors’ perception that educational institutions’ current efforts to promote racial justice are simply platitudes, the authors use this study to advocate for organizational changes within educational institutions to promote racial equity. The authors note that shifting individual behaviors does…

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SAGE Open

Does Culturally Relevant Teaching Work? An Examination From Student Perspectives

DEFINITIONS Introduction Education scholars propose that culturally relevant teaching is beneficial to student learning and development. Academic research has shown that students have better academic outcomes and are more engaged in their communities when teachers incorporate race and social justice concepts into their curricula. The research that provided the groundwork for these findings regarding culturally…

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International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Accepting educational responsibility for whiteness in academic advising: moving towards anti-racist advising practices

Introduction As a front-line resource for students, academic advising plays an essential role in student success at universities and can be a determinant of success at the beginning of a student’s career. This study investigates whiteness (in the form of ideologies, behaviors, attitudes, and attributes) as a pervasive presence in academic advising that deeply disadvantages…

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