My research examines approaches to teaching for social justice within and despite accountability-driven K-12 and teacher preparatory contexts. In addition to my published work, I also work closely with local parents, schools, and communities to address pressing issues of social justice within and beyond the classroom. Currently, I serve as section co-chair for Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and am a former board member of AERA's Critical Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Group. I am also active within the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). At the local level, I co-founded the Ladera Ranch Social Justice Committee, and have served as an elected School Site Council member in two Southern California school districts.

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Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice: Becoming a Renegade

Published April 2016 by Teachers College Press.