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UCEA Spotlight May 2021

May 13th, 2021 by

 

UCEA Spotlight
May 2021

HQ Happenings
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Dear Colleagues and friends,
 
Headquarters is happy to announce our search for a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate. This position is an opportunity to serve UCEA and our community by supporting organizational projects and contributing to HQ research efforts. The position is perfect for a scholar of educational leadership and policy, leadership preparation, adult learning, and development, or organizational improvement. For more information go here.
 
In recent months/weeks the rising attacks on the Asian community, incidents of police violence, and legislative assaults on Transgender people’s rights have weighed heavily on us all. It seems that a day doesn’t go by when we see don’t see news of more deaths and more communities in mourning – all while still reeling from the consequences of the pandemic. In the midst of this, I keep returning to Shaun Harper’s 2021 AERA Presidential Address, “We Share Responsibility.” In his speech, he asked difficult questions about the role of educator preparation and educators, the nature of the educational system’s complicity, and the reluctance among many to be “citizen scholars.” There are no easy answers and we know that looking for those answers requires equal parts courage, strength, and love – as individuals and as a community. At Headquarters, we have begun some projects to better understand ourselves and to look at how we can more authentically embody our vision and values. To borrow from Paulo Freire, UCEA is in the process of becoming. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months.
 
Mónica
Mónica Byrne-Jiménez
Executive Director
 
Check out the entire May issue here.


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