Category: Equity, social justice and social change


Ethical Decision Making in Education Systems in Times of Transformation: Codes of Ethics and the Potential Benefits of Deontology, Consequentialism, and Mixed-Consequentialism

In times of transformation, the issues of equity, social justice and social change require careful review in educational institutions. Effective educational leaders need a firm understanding of ethics in addition to technical and administrative skills (Starratt, 2004). Personal values, including religious reasoning, may lead to decisions that cause conflict and are not in the best


Storytelling As a Form of Academic Discourse Engaging English Language Learners in the United States Standards-Based Classroom

Academic discourse is the pattern of speech and writing that exists in academic settings. In the American school system, academic discourse is driven by discussion-based instruction that expects students to ask clarification questions, build on each other’s ideas, and above all, demonstrate evidenced-based reasoning. Academic discourse understood as such calls for cognitive and language demands


Student Voice’s Experiences for the Teacher Development an Analysis of Best Practice Guidelines.

Based on the idea of inclusive education, a lot of initiatives are being carried out in order to improve the presence, participation or success of students at school, paying especial attention on those who due to gender, age, ability or ethnicity have been traditionally marginalized, silenced and have been suffered a process of “disempowerment” (Fielding,