International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice

To facilitate the global sharing of productive, practical and effective strategies that foster equitable access to educational opportunity in the 21st century.

It is the responsibility of today's educators to prepare tomorrow's workforce to be productive, socially conscientious, and well adjusted citizens in a global environment. However, by 2020, two-thirds of the world's population and three-quarters of the global workforce will be comprised of disenfranchised and underprivileged populations.

Internationally there is an increasing emphasis on effectively educating all children to address the social justice and equity issues of our time.

Research has an important role in addressing the educational disadvantage that many children suffer by identifying strategies that seed success and the development of new solutions for interventions aimed at enhancing educational outcomes. There is also a substantial international benefit to empowering children via education to reach their fill potential as education predicates life opportunities, enriches the global intellectual climate, strengthens the socio-economic fabric of nations, and cultivates talents in all facets of society. International Advances in Education, Equity, and Social Justice Research series publishes scholarly works that primarily focus on empowering students (children, adolescents, and young adults) from diverse education, socio-cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic settings to reach their full potential via education.

The multidisciplinary themed research monograph aims to contribute to the evidence base for developing sound educational policies, practices and programs to optimize all students' potential. Readers of this series (I.e., teacher educators, classroom teachers, researchers, community organizers, administrators, and philanthropist) will have access to a variety of proven methods and tools employed to provide educational equity and social justice throughout the globe, insight into how various strategies are perceived and used by providers and recipients and potential resources to assist in replicating or incorporating selected methods into individual curriculums, policies, practices and funding decisions.