The Changing Terrains of Research in a Time of Pandemic

Ezekiel Dixon-Román co-authored The Changing Terrains of Research in a Time of Pandemic. The authors ask: “If the regularities in the social, cultural, and political spheres are what we characterize as certainties, then what do we make of and do about the uncertainties?” Read full article here. Read Article

Ambulatory Sequences: Ecologies of Learning by Attending and Observing on the Move

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Ananda Marin, FLDC member, is the author of “Ambulatory Sequences: Ecologies of Learning by Attending and Observing on the Move” which was published in the Cognition and Instruction journal.  Abstract: There is a growing corpus of research in the educational sciences that explores the multiple ways in which mobility, or people’s movement from place to […]

Matters of participation: notes on the study of dignity and learning

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FLDC member Shirin Vossoughi, along with Manuel Luis Espinoza, Mike Rose, and Luis E. Poza, are the authors of “Matters of participation: notes on the study of dignity and learning” in the Mind, Culture, and Activity journal. Abstract: Meaningful participation (i.e., substantive involvement in socially vital activities) and educational dignity (i.e., the multifaceted sense of […]

When Learning as Movement meets Learning on the Move

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Kris Gutiérrez, FLDC member, is the author of “When Learning as Movement meets Learning on the Move” in the Cognition and Instruction journal.  Abstract: Considering the special issue on learning-on-the move in light of earlier work on learning as movement, this commentary reflects on how the articles in the special issue expand the field’s theoretical […]

Hearts and Minds First: Institutional Logics in Pursuit of Educational Equity

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FLDC member Ann Ishimaru, along with Mollie Galloway, published an article, “Hearts and Minds First: Institutional Logics in Pursuit of Educational Equity” in the August 2020 Educational Administration Quarterly. Abstract: Purpose:Despite an explosion of professional development to help educators discuss issues of race and equity, expectations for addressing racial disparities outstrip current leadership practices, and […]

Learning on the Move Toward Just, Sustainable, and Culturally Thriving Futures

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FLDC member Megan Bang is the author of “Learning on the Move Toward Just, Sustainable, and Culturally Thriving Futures”, which was published in the July-September 2020 edition of Cognition and Instruction. Abstract: This issue is particularly timely, in its plea to the field to understand that human learning and development have always been on the […]

Learning-in-Relation: Implementing and Analyzing Assets Based Pedagogies in a Higher Education Classroom

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FLDC member Timothy San Pedro is one of the authors, along with Kaitlyn Murray, Shannon C. Gonzales-Miller, Wendy Reed, Binta Bah, Crystal Gerrard, and Andrew Whalen, of an article, “Learning-in-Relation: Implementing and Analyzing Assets Based Pedagogies in a Higher Education Classroom” published in Equity and Excellence in Education. Abstract: This article discusses the assets-based pedagogical […]

New Book: Just Schools by Dr. Ishimaru

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Just Schools, by Dr. Ann Ishimaru, examines the challenges and possibilities for building more equitable forms of collaboration among nondominant families, communities, and schools. The text explores how equitable collaboration entails ongoing processes that begin with families and communities, transform power, build reciprocity and agency, and foster collective capacity through collective inquiry. These processes offer […]

Transforming the Field of Family Engagement

This booklet, originally created for the annual meeting of the Institute for Educational Leadership, lays out the background of FLDC, shares our co-design approach, and highlights four of our local site partners. Each case study includes specific co-design practices that can be translated across contexts. This booklet offers a concise and handy introduction to FLDC. […]

Recasting Families and Communities as Codesigners of Education in Tumultuous Times

In a national moment of political tumult and violence directed at people of color, immigrants and other marginalized groups, our education systems need new strategies for meaningfully engaging families and communities in ensuring equitable learning for our youth. Not only do families and communities bring historical and lived knowledge in how to persist through these […]

Federal Education Policy: A Promise Neighborhood Case Study

This dissertation by FLDC member Derrick Lopez offers a case study that explicates the construct of “policy implementation process tools” as integral to the work of implementing the Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Policy implementation process tools reify and fortify the relationships necessary for local implementation of federal policy among collaborative partners. This dissertation proposes three classes […]