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Social Justice Strands

Our social justice strands are an attempt to highlight the areas in which social justice work is presented as discourse.  As academics, we are vested in promoting the application of this work to our understandings and teachings of educational leadership as it relates to social justice.

1. Identity: Social construction of the self/individual/person. Social identity and forms that individuals relate to or associate with to create a sense of continuity, belongingness, and uniqueness. Identity may include but is not limited to the following.

2. Socialization: The perpetuation, learning, and internalization of culture and society. Socialization may include but is not limited to the following

3. Power, Privilege, Prejudice, Oppression, Discrimination: The institutional, systematic, interlocking, and cyclical systems of control. These may include but are not limited to the following.

4. Globalization: The integration, expansion, connectivity, and interdependence of cultures, societies, and economies. Globalization may include but is not limited to the following.

5. Equity: Access and right to resources, process, opportunities, participation, and outcomes. Equity may include but is not limited to the following.

6. Liberation, Cultural Politics, Socio-cultural and Historical Context: Processes of empowerment- spiritual, political, social or economic. These may include but are not limited to the following.

7. Solidarity: Social consciousness, integration, cohesion, commitment, and loyalty. Solidarity may include but is not limited to the following.