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Diversity, Social Justice & the Educational Leader - About the Journal

The demographics of children in schools across the United States continue to shift.  According to the U.S. Department of
Education1, in 2014, 50.2 percent of students in U.S. schools were of ethic backgrounds other than Caucasian, over 25 million students (50.3 percent) were from low income homes and over four million were English Language Learners.  Understanding how to meet the needs of the majority of the students in U.S. schools is fundamental to the success of the public schools.  Although there are isolated cases of school improvement, generally speaking, long-term solutions to the challenges faced by educators have been elusive.  “[There] is a long road until true equity for students of all backgrounds is a taken-for-granted reality" (Nieto, 2015)2. The purpose of this journal is to provide a platform for research and discussion regarding the best practices for educational leaders and teachers in increasing the academic achievement of linguistically and culturally diverse students.  In alignment with the vision and mission of the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler, the journal, Diversity, Social Justice & the Educational Leader intends to contribute to knowledge through scholarly inquiry to meet the critical challenges of the 21st Century.  

The journal, Diversity, Social Justice & the Educational Leader, is a publication for district and campus leaders, teachers, and scholars interested in improving the education system and providing equitable learning opportunities for all students.  

Please visit our current call for manuscripts (link found on authors' page) to learn how you can contribute to the journal.

Scope of the Journal

Diversity, Social Justice & the Educational Leader invites scholars and practitioners to contribute the publication.  The journal publishes empirical and theoretical research papers related to the following topics, as they relate to issues of diversity.    

  • Educational Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Instructional LeadershipDSJEL Logo
  • School Management 
  • Best Instructional & Curricular Practices
  • School Improvement 
  • Professional Development
  • Resilience
  • Discipline
  • Emerging Literacy in Bilingual Education
  • Emerging Technologies & Diverse Learners
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Inclusion
  • Social Emotional Needs
  • Social Justice & Equity
  • School Law
  • Refugees & Immigrants
  • Globalization
  • Tolerance

With the aim to share knowledge that results in the improvement of PK-12 education and educational leadership, higher education, as well as educational leadership programs, each manuscript must include a section about the implications for PK-12 educational leaders and higher education leadership programs.

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