A just, equitable, and inclusive education requires an awareness of and willingness to interrupt and change policies and practices that have historically institutionalized the privileging of one group of students over others. The College of Education strives to prepare educators with the knowledge and competencies to reflect this disposition in their professional work through their ability to provide:
JUST EDUCATION: 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.
EQUITABLE EDUCATION: 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.
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: 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.
The Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education is committed to just, equitable and inclusive education in all that we do, including coursework, community partnerships and research. Click HERE for more on our multiple subject credential and graduate programs.
Combined Credential/Master's Student Gabriela Morales:
Credential Student Enrique Rojas:
Con Mucho Orgullo, a film featuring research of graduate students in EDEL 541: Culture and Education of Latino Students. Edited by Dr. Sharon Chappell and Graduate Student, Regina Saenz-Lara.
- Mignonette Malik, Graduate Student, Master's program, Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty Work in JEIE
Dr. Michelle Vanderveldt-Brye and Dr. Cynthia Gautrea, STEM Summer Project
Dr. Kim Case, Community-School Partnership with Placentia Yorba Linda School District
Dr. Andrea Guillaume, Multicultural Curriculum Theory and Identity Affinity Groups
Dr. Andrea Guilllaume, Implementing the FAIR Education Act with a Keith Haring Mural
Dr. Andrea Guillaume, Inclusion and Mixed Media Journaling