This institute will explore four components linked to student academic achievement: Teachers, Students, Principles of Social Justice Education practice, and Principles of Social Justice Education Systems Assessment and change.
Component I: In the “Teacher” component, participants will examine potential relationships between student academic achievement and the cultural grounding of teacher experiences along with culturally based teacher expectations for students.
Component II: In the Principles of Social Justice Education practice, participants will examine principles such as class size, classroom climate and organization, consensual decision-making, active student participation, and student and faculty social identity awareness.
Component III: In the SJE content component, participants will examine potential relationships between student academic achievement and social Identity awareness and development along with awareness of status of dominant or subordinate status.
Component IV: Participants will take from the institute a set of assessment principles and change strategies (in classrooms, in schools, in school systems) that articulate the connections explored among these components of Social Justice Education. Participants will develop strategies for on-going system assessment and support that are appropriate to their own school situation and that will enhance student academic achievement
SJE Institute Curriculum Model