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Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity




Social Justice Action

Click the EVIDENCE links for annotated bibliographies of supporting research.
 

Students recognize their own responsibility to resist exclusion, prejudice and injustice in their everyday lives, despite pressure from others to do otherwise or displeasure from those around them who may thwart their efforts for social justice. Based on an analysis of roots of discrimination and colonization, and working as allies for equity and justice, they plan and carry out strategies of participatory democratic activism, and evaluate the effectiveness of various strategies. For teachers, this means learning activism in one's own life.


EVIDENCE shows that through community-based experiences and explicit teaching in the context of disciplines, students of color can learn to recognize their own responsibility to resist injustice in everyday life, despite pressure from others to do otherwise or prior socialization.
 

Watch third grade teacher Pang Xiong scaffold a social action project with her studentsFourth grade teacher Marisol Moreno discusses forms of activism her students have learned in her class
 
EVIDENCE shows that through community-based projects, or curriculum and pedagogy that weaves social action throughout, students can learn to plan and carry out strategies of participatory democratic activism that work for social justice in their own environment.

 
Academic Identities    Positive academic identities
  Positive social identities
    Respectful engagement with diverse people
    Social justice consciousness