The UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice aspires to be a community that is dedicated to identifying and eradicating conditions of social injustice in our schools and communities through enlightened and actionable scholarship, preparation and development of socially just educational leaders, and the encouragement of leader-practitioners in service of all students. We envision a future in which all young people will be accorded respect and will achieve success in schools and in their communities.
The Mission of the UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice is advance equity and excellence on behalf of young people, especially those who have been marginalized, mistreated, and neglected. This Mission will be accomplished by educators, community members, and academics working together to study, implement and continually assess educational systems, procedures and activities through the lens of socially-just and educationally-sound practices.
We must identify and develop educational and community leaders who are committed to, and effective in eradicating conditions of social injustice that are experienced by any of our society’s young people.
We must pursue and promulgate research dedicated to testing and identifying best educational practices that will enable all young people to learn as much and as well as possible.
We must establish and maintain a dialogue among educational practitioners, community leaders, and university scholars regarding advancing equity and excellence in our schools and communities for all young people.
We must advocate for policy reform to ameliorate socially-unjust systems and processes in our communities, states and nation.