Kent State University ADED Program's Social Justice Mission
Commitment to Diversity
Diversity is valued at Kent State University as a universal approach to increasing the quality of education. It is an education grounded in equity, justice, and integrity that creates and sustains an environment conducive to the success of all. In keeping with the values of our college and school, the Adolescent and Young Adult Education Program (ADED) is committed to processes of social justice, inclusion, and to diverse ways of knowing and being. Discrimination due to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or identity as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, recently separated veteran, or other protected veterans is therefore unacceptable and may be subject to disciplinary action.
How Social Justice is Embedded into our ADED Program
- Freshman Year: First Year Experience Community Organization Field Placement
- Junior Year: ADED 32142 30-hour Urban Secondary School Field Placement
- Junior Year: ADED 32277, Proyecto Raices; MCED 40007, Juvenile Detention Center
- Senior Year: ADED 42292, Practicum and ADED 49525, Inquiry: Social Justice Colloquia
- The ADED program has also developed a new course, Introduction to Social Justice in Education
Social Justice in Education Resources
For those ADED students who would like to learn more about social justice in education, we recommend the following resources:
Books, Activities, and Lessons for Promoting Social Justice
- Teaching Tolerance
- Dowdy, J. K., & Cushner, K. (Eds.). (2014). Reading Between the Lines: Activities for Developing Social Awareness Literacy. Lanham, MD.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
- Dowdy, J. K. & Fleischaker, R. (Eds.). (2018). Text Sets: Multimodal Learning for Multicultural Students. Leiden, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
- Boske, C., & Osanloo, A. (2015). Students, Teachers, and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools. Leiden, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
- Beautiful Trouble
- Mr. Rounds' Assessment Literacy Presentation (January 16, 2018) (PDF)
By Subject Area
- Call for a Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Equity & Social Justice in Mathematics Education (PDF)
- NSTA Positions Multicultural Science Education English Language Learners Students with Exceptionalities Gender Equity in Science Education Parent Involvement in Science Learning
- Association for Multicultural Science Education
- National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Science
- Science for Students with Disabilities
- K. Cushner, & Dowdy, J. K. (Eds.). (2014). From the Margins to the Mainstream: Activities to Enhance Social Justice Awareness in Social Studies and the Social Foundations of Education. Lanham, MD.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
- Slater, D. (Sept./Oct. 2016). The uncomfortable truth about children’s books. Mother Jones.
- Flannery, M. E. (Winter 2015). The school-to-prison pipeline: Time to shut it down. NEA Today.
- Nelson, L. & Lind, D. (Feb. 2015). The school to prison pipeline, explained. Justice Policy Institute.
- NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center
- NCTE Rationales for Teaching Challenged Books
- We Need Diverse Books - Twitter