Social Justice in Education Award
Social Justice in Education Award


2016 Recipient
Kevin Kumashiro
University of San Francisco

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, University of San Francisco, is an expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice. He has a wide-ranging list of national and international accomplishments as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate. His scholarly work supports in-service and preservice teacher education programs in problematizing commonsense approaches to teaching; he examines everyday teaching and learning decisions to design education that is anti-oppressive and affirming of social justice. Dr. Kumashiro strives to leverage rigorous research and scholarship to raise public consciousness, reframe the debate, and impact policy and practice in education.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 30th anniversary of the Lau v. Nichols decision, the Social Justice Action Committee launches a new award—the Social Justice in Education Award—and invites nominations of individuals who have advanced social justice through education research. The recipient of the award should exemplify the goal of linking education research to social justice.             

Past Recipients

2015 - Gloria J. Ladson-Billings
2014 - Michael A. Olivas
2013 - Jeannie Oakes
2012 - Daniel G. Solorzano
2011 - William C. Ayers
2010 - Carl A. Grant
2009 - Christine E. Sleeter
2008 - Sonia Nieto
2007 - Gary A. Orfield
2006 - Gwendolyn C. Baker
2005 - Jacqueline J. Irvine
2004 - James A. Banks 

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