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Educational Justice Resources

Links to reserch sources that explore the value of diversity and justice in educaton.

Keywords and Search Terms

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Basic Database Searching



When searching for articles in databases, be aware different authors will use different terminology.  Create a list of search terms and synonyms. Example search terms:

  • "2-year college" - "two-year college"
  • "community college"
  • cultural identity
  • "culturally responsive education"
  • "culturally responsive teaching"
  • "culturally relevant teaching"
  • "culturally relevant pedagogy"
  • "educational equity"
  • "education justice" - "educational justice"
  • "first-generation college students"
  • gender; "gender equality"; "gender fluid"
  • "inclusive communication"
  • intercultural; multicultural; cross-cultural
  • "intercultural competence"
  • linguistic justice
  • poverty-informed; poverty; low-income; "ow-income household"
  • transgender
  • trauma-informed; trauma; "traumatic stress"

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Advanced Searching



Combine search terms in a single search box or use the Advanced Search with multiple boxes, and enter a search term in each.  Notice the options to select AND to narrow a search and OR to broaden a search.

  • education AND equity
  • "educational equity" AND "higher ed" OR "higher education" OR "community college"
  • "culturally responsive" AND "humanities courses OR programs"
  • (intercultural OR multicultural) AND communication
  • (inclusive communication) AND classrooms
  • (poverty OR trauma) AND college students

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