Amy J. Anderson, Hannah Carson Baggett
“I Just Put My Head Down, But They Still Get on to Me”: Navigating Silence in an Alternative School in Alabama
The Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis is a peer-reviewed online journal that provides a space for emerging scholars, educators, and activists to engage in critical and progressive inter/transdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue that supports awareness of social justice issues and challenges individuals to move towards advocacy and concrete engagement with social justice movements. JCTP is also committed to providing all authors with developmental feedback that helps clarify, sharpen, and communicate ideas and arguments in a manner accessible to a broad social justice community.
As a journal, we center interdisciplinary research in order to challenge our mindsets, thus expanding our purview and comfort levels as we contest inequities. We believe that education is vital to democracy and engaged citizenship. Yet we know that education, democracy, and citizenship cannot be isolated from engineering, humanities, the arts, agriculture, science, politics, or the many other fields of study. The term interdisciplinary comes from the Latin language: inter, for “in between”, and , for teaching or knowledge (vocabulary.com). By building relationships across fields, and combining theories, methods, and techniques from different fields, we intend to make academia more inclusive and advance critical thought. In order to step outside traditional research paradigms and disrupt the status quo, we challenge ourselves, our authors, and our readers to expand our mindset; this is a process that should be sought out, revered, and respected within scholarship.