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Searching for Heroes: A Critical Examination of Student Emotional Responses Following Mandatory Social Justice Training Workshops

Authors: Carmen Veloria (Suffolk University) , Elizabeth Robinson (Suffolk University) , Tryan L. McMickens (Suffolk University)

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    Searching for Heroes: A Critical Examination of Student Emotional Responses Following Mandatory Social Justice Training Workshops

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This study examines undergraduate students’ emotional responses following required social justice training workshops at a predominantly white urban university in the northeast. Journal entries from 24 participants were qualitatively analyzed in two undergraduate education courses based primarily on reactions to the documentary Waiting for Superman. This study is informed by critical multicultural education and a thematic and discourse analytic research design was employed. A thematic map and thematic chart emerged from the data analysis. Implications for pedagogical practice and recommendations to move beyond best practices in social justice student engagement are offered.

Keywords: Discursive Analysis, Emotional Language, social justice, Diversity in Higher Education

How to Cite:

Veloria, C. & Robinson, E. & McMickens, T. L., (2014) “Searching for Heroes: A Critical Examination of Student Emotional Responses Following Mandatory Social Justice Training Workshops”, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 2(2).

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01 Jan 2014
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