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The Role of Public Scholarship in Promoting Justice in Education: Expanding the Boundaries of Education Research

PDF As doctoral students committed to justice and equity in education, we recognize that the knowledges of education practitioners, students, parents, and other community members are invaluable to confronting the most salient and timely issues related to educational equity in the United States. Included in these knowledges is the kind...

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Reconciling the roles of “plantation owner” and university professor: Negotiating the terrain of community-engaged research and action

Kathy Schultz writes about the research she conducted as a professor and school board member in an urban district. Her reflections lead to important questions about public scholarship. // Kathy Schultz escribe sobre una investigación que realizó como profesora y miembro de la junta escolar de un distrito escolar urbano. Sus reflexiones sugieren preguntas importantes sobre la investigación pública.

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Public pedagogy for racial justice teaching: Supporting the racial literacies of teachers of color

Rita Kohli, Arturo Nevárez, and Nallely Arteaga present an example of how a teacher professional development institute provides a space for teachers of color to name racism, confront it, and transform their schools. They show how this space of learning is different from traditional teacher training. // Rita Kohli, Arturo Nevárez, y Nallely Arteaga presentan un ejemplo de cómo un instituto de desarrollo profesional provee un espacio para maestros/as de color para que den nombre al racismo, lo confronten, y lo transformen en sus escuelas. Muestran como este espacio de aprendizaje es diferente a los programas de desarrollo profesional tradicionales.

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Pursuing a Commitment to Public Scholarship through the Practice of Annotation

Nicole Mirra explains what annotation is and how it can lead to a better dialogue between writer and readers. She argues for annotation as a way of engaging in public scholarship and promoting equity and justice. // Nicole Mirra explica lo que es la anotación y cómo este método puede facilitar un major diálogo entre el/la escritor/a y los lectores. Ella sostiene que la anotación es una manera de participar en la investigación pública y promover la equidad y justicia.

Hayley Braden and her student teacher Diana Bustamante-Aguilar

Democracy within Democratic Organizations: Why Discussion and Disagreement are Necessary for Progress in Teacher Unions

Hayley Braden talks about the purposes, goals, and priorities of teacher unions. She explains how unions can work towards social justice goals by striving for more inclusive, authentic member involvement. // Hayley Braden habla acerca del propósito, las metas, y las prioridades de los sindicatos de maestras/os. Ella explica cómo los sindicatos pueden lograr metas de justicia social a través de una participación más inclusiva y auténtica de sus miembros


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Introduction to Dialogues

PDF About a year ago, during early brainstorming sessions, the founding members of the editorial board agreed that our aim was to create a new journal for two primary reasons: to challenge the idea of what counts as scholarship in education, and to create a structured space that allowed multiple,...

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EXIT EAST? The fight against US anti-Muslim racism

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher and Thea Abu El-Haj explore issues of citizenship particularly as it relates to Muslims in the United States. They explain how hate crimes and discrimination on Muslims have developed and offer examples of how educators and activists are responding to Islamophobia. // Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher y Thea Abu El-Haj exploran asuntos acerca de la ciudadanía, especialmente aquellos relacionados a los musulmanes en Estados Unidos. Ellas explican como se han desarrollado crímenes de odio y discriminación en contra de los musulmanes y ofrecen ejemplos de cómo educadores/as y activistas están respondiendo a la islamophobia.

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Unnatural Disasters, Displacement, and the Second-Class Citizen

Astrid Sambolín Morales and Molly Hamm-Rodríguez write about the effects of Hurricane María on Puerto Rican students in Florida. Their research shows that formal citizenship does not lead to rights nor a sense of belonging for Puerto Ricans who moved to the mainland as a cause of the hurricane. // Astrid Sambolín Morales y Molly Hamm-Rodríguez escriben sobre los efectos del huracán María para los estudiantes puertorriqueños en la Florida. Su investigación muestra que una ciudadanía formal no otorga derechos ni resulta en un sentido de pertenencia para los puertorriqueños que se han mudado a los Estados Unidos tras el paso del huracán.

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Mi Todo para los Estudiantes Inmigrantes

Alethea Maldonado tells about her immigrant family history and her journey as a teacher of immigrant children. She shares how two students have made a big impact on her career and reflects on her students' current writing project. // Alethea Maldonado cuenta la historia de su familia como inmigrantes y describe su recorrido como maestra de estudiantes inmigrantes. Ella comparte como dos de sus estudiantes han tenido un impacto en su carrera, y se reflexiona sobre un proyecto actual de escritura de sus estudiantes.