Just, Equitable, and Inclusive Education (JEIE)
A commitment to meet the educational needs of all students in a fair, caring, respectful, non-discriminatory manner (NCATE, 2008). This includes recognizing and understanding the impact of one’s own privileges, biases, perspectives and beliefs on the interactions one has with students.
A process that goes beyond providing equal opportunities, seeking to guarantee access to resources and to the challenges and supports necessary for all students to attain high-quality outcomes, not predicted by race, ethnicity, SES, gender, family structure, first language, religion, sexual orientation, (im)migration status, or disability.
A perspective that acknowledges, recognizes, and respects the knowledge and strengths all students bring from their communities (e.g., cultural, ethnic, disability, and linguistic) and makes community-based knowledge an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development. In this way, we as educators learn to value and draw upon students’ backgrounds not only as a means to support them in developing tools to participate with success in the broader society but also as a mechanism to transform how we do our work.