Introduction to the special issue: Homeplace and Black Joy in K-12 education

Renae D. Mayes, Benjamin Kearl, Kara Ieva

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The current sociopolitical climate in the United States has increased pressure in K-12 schools while limiting resources and opportunities to support students fully. This climate renders students, especially those who were already at the margins, more vulnerable than before. There is a need to approach education through a framework that not only recognizes the challenges students are facing, but also their joy. As such, authors discuss the ways that cultivating Black joy and homeplace address these needs and should be foundational as a part of education. Further, authors discuss the unique contributions of 10 different articles around this topic for this special issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalTheory Into Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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