The Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice Education at Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education brings faculty, students, and Loyola alumni funding assistance for engaged research through grants and administrative/research assistance, provides a collaborative platform and space to the community, an opportunity for attracting larger funding sources, and offers exposure and promotion of impactful work in the area of equity, leadership, and social justice education. The Center uses the research-practice-partnerships (RPPs) paradigm in its work. RPPs are defined as long term, mutually beneficial collaborations that promote the production and use of rigorous research about problems of practice (Coburn, Pernuel, and Geil, 2012). This approach helps build trust and foster mutually beneficial relationships that lead to long-term commitments and jointly developed research agendas in the community.
The Center collaborates with educators, community members, students, and allies through a forum of professional learning, research, engaged scholarship, political action, and community involvement to amplify our collective voices, advocate for multiracial and multicultural human rights, and advance justice in education.
The Center serves as a leading educational equity resource for state leaders, teachers, students, and allies who wish to advance practices and policies in their school communities that advance human rights.
Equity, Diversity, Anti-Racist, Participatory, and Collaborative