This collection features scholarly work by Ashley Boyd, assistant professor in the Department of English at Washington State University. Boyd earned her PhD in Education, MAT in English Education, and BA in English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research interests include issues related to social justice in the secondary English classroom; critical and new literacy studies; and cultural studies in education.
Engaging Students in Autobiographical Critique as a Social Justice Tool: Narratives of Deconstructing and Reconstructing Meritocracy and Privilege with Pre-service Teachers (Educational Studies, 2015)This self-study involves instructors of a Social Justice in Education course at a large university who engaged pre-service teacher education students with assignments intended to solicit their critical self-reflection and ...
(Study and Scrutiny, 2015)In this article, the authors posit the avenue of young adult literature as an untapped resource for cultivating students’ knowledge of social theories and their recognition of societal inequities. Combining specific ...
Examining the apprenticeship of observation with preservice teachers: The practice of blogging to facilitate autobiographical reflection and critique (Caddo Gap Press, 2013)One of the goals of successful teacher preparation is to develop professionals who are cognizant of their own backgrounds and who critically reflect on those experiences for future practice (Darling-Hammond, 2006). Overall, ...