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• Written with the express purpose of filling the gap that exists between educators’ desire to address injustice and the attitudes and skill sets required to be effective in this arena. . It of helping educators to become effective allies in the struggle for educational equity and social justice. • Takes an assets-based approach by underscoring the assumption that educators are predisposed to becoming powerful allies for social justice by virtue of their dispositions, professional preparation, and role-associated standing • Includes a variety of powerful vignettes that illustrates how school environments address the myriad forms of injustice experienced by those on the margins • Includes thought provoking activities suitable for use in multiple professional learning settings

Reflection, Resources, Resilience, and Position
14 reflection, resources, resilience, and position

Allyhood is a process—a process of becoming. Potential allies, then, are always and forever in the process of moving to the next level of understanding, moving to the next level of attitude, and moving to the next level of action.

Responsible allies are reflective, they amass, carefully consider, and employ a variety of resources, and they are resilient in the face of setbacks. Responsible allies also think through how and where to position themselves in the quest for a more just world. Reflection, resources, resilience, and positioning are intertwined and recursive. They feed into and support the dynamic movement of big-hearted people who embrace the notion of becoming an ally. How reflection, resources, resilience, and ...

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