These resources are in alphabetical order by general topic for ease of navigation– of course these categories interact, intersect, etc. in complex ways. We are just beginning to collect resources– if you have specific pieces (ones that can be linked to and accessed) that you would like to share, or would like to suggest a category we have not yet posted, please email us at CEE.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critical approaches to literacy education
- Behrman, E. H. (2006). Teaching about language, power, and text: A review of classroom practices that support critical literacy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 49, 490-498.
- Borsheim, C., & Petrone, R. (2006). Teaching the research paper for local action. English Journal, 78-83.
- Campano, G., Ghiso, M. P., & Sánchez, L. (2013). ” Nobody Knows the… Amount of a Person”: Elementary Students Critiquing Dehumanization through Organic Critical Literacies. Research in the Teaching of English, 98-125.
- Comber, B. (2015). Critical literacy and social justice. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58, 362-367.
- Janks, H. (2002). Critical literacy: Beyond reason. The Australian Educational Researcher, 29, 7-26.
- Janks, H. (2013). The importance of critical literacy. Moving critical literacies forward: A new look at praxis across contexts, 31-44.
- Luke, A. (2012). Critical literacy: Foundational notes. Theory into practice, 51, 4-11.
- Luke, A. (2012). After the testing: Talking and reading and writing the world. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 56, 8-13.
- Morrell, E. (2005). Critical English education. English Education, 37, 312-321.
- Morrell, E. (2002). Toward a critical pedagogy of popular culture: Literacy development among urban youth. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 46, 72-77.
- Kirkland, D. E. (2011). Books like clothes: Engaging young Black men with reading. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 55, 199-208.
- Ladson‐Billings, G. (2006). It’s not the culture of poverty, it’s the poverty of culture: The problem with teacher education. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 37, 104-109.
- Ladson-Billings, G. (2011). Is meeting the diverse needs of all students possible?. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 47, 13-15.
- Milner IV, H. R. (2011). Culturally relevant pedagogy in a diverse urban classroom. The Urban Review, 43, 66-89.
- Paris, D. (2012). Culturally sustaining pedagogy: A needed change in stance, terminology, and practice. Educational Researcher, 41, 93-97.
- Richards, H. V., Brown, A. F., & Forde, T. B. (2007). Addressing diversity in schools: Culturally responsive pedagogy. Teaching Exceptional Children, 39, 64-68.
- Sealey-Ruiz, Y., & Greene, P. (2011). Embracing urban youth culture in the context of education. The Urban Review, 43, 339-357.
- Sleeter, C. E. (2012). Confronting the marginalization of culturally responsive pedagogy. Urban Education, 47, 562-584.
- Yosso, T. J. (2005). Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth. Race ethnicity and education, 8, 69-91.
- Buckingham, D. (2015). Defining digital literacy-What do young people need to know about digital media?. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 9(Jubileumsnummer), 21-35.
- Garcia, A., & Morrell, E. (2013). City youth and the pedagogy of participatory media. Learning, Media and Technology, 38, 123-127.
- Garcia, A., Mirra, N., Morrell, E., Martinez, A., & Scorza, D. A. (2015). The council of youth research: Critical literacy and civic agency in the digital age. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 31, 151-167.
- Haddix, M., & Sealey‐Ruiz, Y. (2012). Cultivating digital and popular literacies as empowering and emancipatory acts among urban youth. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 56, 189-192.
- Mora, R. A. (2015). Rethinking the Intersection Between Technology, Digital Literacies and Language Ecologies. Enletawa Journal, (7).
- Pandya, J. Z., & Pagdilao, K. C. (2015). ‘It’s complicated’: Children learning about other people’s lives through a critical digital literacies project. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, The, 38, 38.
- Philip, T., & Garcia, A. (2013). The importance of still teaching the iGeneration: New technologies and the centrality of pedagogy. Harvard Educational Review, 83, 300-319.
- Price-Dennis, D., & Carrion, S. (2017). Leveraging Digital Literacies for Equity and Social Justice. Language Arts, 94, 190.
- Price-Dennis, D. (2016). Developing Curriculum to Support Black Girls’ Literacies in Digital Spaces. English Education, 48, 337.
- Thomas, E. E., & Stornaiuolo, A. (2016). Restorying the self: Bending toward textual justice. Harvard Educational Review, 86, 313-338.
Educating Emergent Bilinguals
- Bernstein, K. A. (2016). Writing their way into talk: Emergent bilinguals’ emergent literacy practices as pathways to peer interaction and oral language growth. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1468798416638138.
- Celic, C., & Seltzer, K. (2011). Translanguaging: A CUNY-NYSIEB guide for educators. CUNY-NYSIEB. New York.
- Flores, N., & Rosa, J. (2015). Undoing appropriateness: Raciolinguistic ideologies and language diversity in education. Harvard Educational Review, 85, 149-171.
- García, O., Herrera, L., Hesson, S., & Kleyn, T. (2013). A CUNY–NYSIEB framework for the education of emergent bilinguals with low home literacy: 4–12 grades.
- García, O., Flores, N., & Chu, H. (2011). Extending bilingualism in US secondary education: New variations. International Multilingual Research Journal, 5, 1-18.
- García, O., & Sylvan, C. E. (2011). Pedagogies and practices in multilingual classrooms: Singularities in pluralities. The Modern Language Journal, 95, 385-400.
- Menken, K. (2013). Emergent bilingual students in secondary school: Along the academic language and literacy continuum. Language Teaching, 46, 438-476.
- García, O., Woodley, H. H., Flores, N., & Chu, H. (2013). Latino emergent bilingual youth in high schools: Transcaring strategies for academic success. Urban Education, 48, 798-827.
- Cabrera, N. L., Meza, E. L., Romero, A. J., & Rodríguez, R. C. (2013). “If there is no struggle, there is no progress”: Transformative youth activism and the school of ethnic studies. The Urban Review, 45, 7-22.
- Cammarota, J. (2016). The praxis of ethnic studies: transforming second sight into critical consciousness. Race Ethnicity and Education, 19, 233-251.
- Cati, V., López, J., & Morrell, E. (2016). Critical Ethnic Studies in High School Classrooms: Academic Achievement via Social Action. In Race, Equity, and Education (pp. 177-198). Springer International Publishing.
- Dee, T. S., & Penner, E. K. (2016). The Causal Effects of Cultural Relevance Evidence From an Ethnic Studies Curriculum. American Educational Research Journal, 0002831216677002.
- Ethnic Studies K-12
- Manley, M. (2016). True Colors: How Ethnic Studies Courses Can Help Minority High School Students. Chicago Policy Review.
- Otero, L. R., & Cammarota, J. (2011). Notes from the ethnic studies home front: student protests, texting, and subtexts of oppression. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 24, 639-648.
- Romero, A. F. (2010). At war with the state in order to save the lives of our children: The battle to save Ethnic Studies in Arizona. The Black Scholar, 40, 7-15.
- Sleeter, C. E. (2011). The Academic and Social Value of Ethnic Studies: A Research Review. National Education Association Research Department.
- Banks, J. A. (2004, December). Teaching for social justice, diversity, and citizenship in a global world. In The educational forum (Vol. 68, No. 4, pp. 296-305). Taylor & Francis Group.
- Castagno, A. E. (2009). Making sense of multicultural education: A synthesis of the various typologies found in the literature. Multicultural Perspectives, 11, 43-48.
- DiAngelo, R., & Sensoy, Ö. (2010). “Ok, I get it! Now tell me how to do it!”: Why we can’t just tell you how to do critical multicultural education. Multicultural Perspectives, 12, 97-102.
- Dover, A. G. (2013). Teaching for social justice: From conceptual frameworks to classroom practices. Multicultural Perspectives, 15, 3-11.
- Gorski, P. C. (2006). Complicity with conservatism: The de‐politicizing of multicultural and intercultural education. Intercultural Education, 17, 163-177.
- Gorski, P. C. (2009). What we’re teaching teachers: An analysis of multicultural teacher education coursework syllabi. Teaching and Teacher Education, 25, 309-318.
- Gorski, P., & Covert, B. (2010). Defining multicultural education. Retrieved Aug, 19, 2010.
- Greene, M. (1993). The passions of pluralism multiculturalism and the expanding community. Educational researcher, 22, 13-18.
- Sleeter, C., & Stillman, J. (2005). Standardizing knowledge in a multicultural society. Curriculum Inquiry, 35, 27-46.
- Banks, W. P. (2009). Literacy, sexuality, and the value (s) of queer young adult literatures. English Journal, 33-36.
- Blackburn, M. V., & McCready, L. T. (2009). Voices of queer youth in urban schools: Possibilities and limitations. Theory Into Practice, 48, 222-230.
- Blackburn, M. V., & Clark, C. T. (2011). Analyzing talk in a long‐term literature discussion group: Ways of operating within LGBT‐inclusive and queer discourses. Reading Research Quarterly, 46, 222-248.
- Miller, S. (2015). A queer literacy framework promoting (a) gender and (a) sexuality self-determination and justice. English Journal, 104, 37.
- Miller, S. (2016). Queer Literacy Framework. Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education: An International Guide for the Twenty-First Century, 259-272.
- Singh, A. A. (2013). Transgender youth of color and resilience: Negotiating oppression and finding support. Sex Roles, 68(11-12), 690-702.
- Arnold, M. L., Newman, J. H., Gaddy, B. B., & Dean, C. B. (2005). A look at the condition of rural education research: Setting a direction for future research. Journal of research in Rural Education, 20, 1-25.
- Eckert, L. S., & Petrone, R. (2013). Raising issues of rurality in English teacher education. English Education, 46, 68.
- Malhoit, G. C. (2005). Providing Rural Students with a High Quality Education: The Rural Perspective on the Concept of Educational Adequacy. Rural School and Community Trust.
- Monk, D. H. (2007). Recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers in rural areas. The Future of Children, 155-174.
- O’Hare, W. P. (2009). The forgotten fifth: Child poverty in rural America.
- Petrone, R. & Horner, M. (2017). But there’s still going to be a pipeline: Ecological microaggressions, racism, and social justice literacy education in the age of Trump. Journal of Language and Literacy Education.
- Provasnik, S., KewalRamani, A., Coleman, M. M., Gilbertson, L., Herring, W., & Xie, Q. (2007). Status of Education in Rural America. NCES 2007-040. National Center for Education Statistics.
School-to-Prison-Pipeline, Restorative Justice, and Disciplinary Practices
- Cole, H. A., & Heilig, J. V. (2011). Developing a school-based youth court: A potential alternative to the school to prison pipeline. JL & Educ., 40, 305.
- Cregor, M., & Hewitt, D. (2011). Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline: A survey from the field. Poverty & Race, 20, 5-7.
- Dunn, B., & Kaufman, D. (2015). Restorative Practices. Education.
- Gonzalez, T. (2011). Restoring justice: Community organizing to transform school discipline policies. UC Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol’y, 15, 1.
- Gregory, A., Skiba, R. J., & Noguera, P. A. (2010). The achievement gap and the discipline gap two sides of the same coin?. Educational Researcher,39, 59-68.
- Kirkland, D. E., Ortlieb, E., & Majors, Y. (2017). A Dance of Bars: Rethinking the Role of Literacy Education in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 60, 467-470.
- Schiff, M. (2013). Dignity, disparity and desistance: Effective restorative justice strategies to plug the “school-to-prison pipeline.”. In Center for Civil Rights Remedies National Conference. Closing the School to Research Gap: Research to Remedies Conference. Washington, DC.
- Suvall, C. (2009). Restorative justice in schools: Learning from Jena high school. Harv. CR-CLL Rev., 44, 547.
- Winn, M. T., & Behizadeh, N. (2011). The Right to Be Literate Literacy, Education, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Review of Research in Education, 35, 147-173.
- Winn, M. T. (2013). Toward a restorative English education. Research in the Teaching of English, 48, 126.
Social Justice, Standards, and Teacher Education
- Bieler, D. (2012). Possibilities for achieving social justice ends through standardized means. Teacher Education Quarterly, 39, 85-102.
- Cochran-Smith, M., Shakman, K., Jong, C., Terrell, D. G., Barnatt, J., & McQuillan, P. (2009). Good and just teaching: The case for social justice in teacher education. American Journal of Education, 115, 347-377.
- Dover, A. G. (2009). Teaching for social justice and K-12 student outcomes: A conceptual framework and research review. Equity & Excellence in Education, 42, 506-524.
- Luke, A. (2015). Lead the change series: Q & A with Allan Luke. Leading the Change Series, 46, 1-7.
- Nieto, S. (2000). Placing equity front and center some thoughts on transforming teacher education for a new century. Journal of teacher education, 51, 180-187.
- Sleeter, C., Montecinos, C., & Jiménez, F. (2016). Preparing teachers for social Justice in the context of education policies that deepen class segregation in schools: The case of Chile. In Teacher education for high poverty schools (pp. 171-191). Springer International Publishing.
- Woods, A., Dooley, K., Luke, A., & Exley, B. (2014). School leadership, literacy and social justice: The place of local school curriculum planning and reform. In International handbook of educational leadership and social (in) justice (pp. 509-520). Springer Netherlands.
Writing and Social Justice
- Bruce, H. E., & Fink, L. S. (2013). Subversive Acts of Revision: Writing and Justice. English Journal, 102, 31.
- Chapman, T. K., Hobbel, N., & Alvarado, N. V. (2011). A social justice approach as a base for teaching writing. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54, 539-541.
- Rogers, R., & Mosley, M. (2006). Racial literacy in a second‐grade classroom: Critical race theory, whiteness studies, and literacy research. Reading Research Quarterly, 41, 462-495.
Youth Participatory Action Research
- Bautista, M. A., Bertrand, M., Morrell, E., Scorza, D., & Matthews, C. (2013). Participatory action research and city youth: Methodological insights from the Council of Youth Research. Teachers College Record, 115, 1-23.
- Cammarota, J., & Fine, M. (2008). Youth participatory action research. Revolutionizing education: Youth participatory action research in motion, 1-12.
- Cammarota, J., & Romero, A. F. (2009). A social justice epistemology and pedagogy for Latina/o students: Transforming public education with participatory action research. New Directions for Student Leadership, 2009, 53-65.
- Fox, M., Mediratta, K., Ruglis, J., Stoudt, B., Shah, S., & Fine, M. (2010). Critical youth engagement: Participatory action research and organizing. Handbook of research on civic engagement in youth, 621-650.
- Mirra, N., Filipiak, D., & Garcia, A. (2015). Revolutionizing Inquiry in Urban English Classrooms: Pursuing Voice and Justice through Youth Participatory Action Research. English Journal, 105, 49.
- Ozer, E. J., & Wright, D. (2012). Beyond school spirit: The effects of youth‐led participatory action research in two urban high schools. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 267-283.
- Stoudt, B. G., Fox, M., & Fine, M. (2012). Contesting privilege with critical participatory action research. Journal of Social Issues, 68, 178-193.
- Ozer, E. J., Ritterman, M. L., & Wanis, M. G. (2010). Participatory action research (PAR) in middle school: Opportunities, constraints, and key processes. American journal of community psychology, 46, 152-166.
English Ed/Literacy Social Justice sites
- Reclaiming the Language
- Everyday Advocacy
- Radical Scholarship
- Racial Literacies
- Ethical ELA
- Black Girls Literacies Collective (and here as well, with resources here)
- Black Girls Literacy Collective Kitchen Table Talk and Twitter chat.
Social justice and education sites
- Rethinking Schools
- Cult of Pedagogy Social Justice Resources
- Teacher decision-making in the age of the (for-profit) corporate classroom
- Radical Teacher
- Radical Math (mathematics-specific)
- Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a peaceful future
- Equity Literacy Resources from WRSEA
Social Justice sites
- Literacy Teaching
- Writers Who Care
- National Writing Project
- Teaching Multicultural Literature
- Cultural Studies Approaches to Teaching Literature
- Addressing Climate Change in English
National Teacher-Activist sites
- BlackLivesMatter Syllabus
- GLSEN Resources
- Teaching Tolerance (and antiracist education resources here)
- Free Minds, Free People
- Bad Ass Teachers (BATs)
- United Opt-Out
Regional Teacher-Activist sites
- New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
- California – Association of Raza Educators (ARE)
- San Francisco – Teachers 4 Social Justice
- Los Angeles – Youth4Justice
- Chicago – Teachers For Social Justice
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Policy and Practice Institutes