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The fiftieth anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Educationdecision (1954) called us as student affairs professionals toreconsider and reaffirm our commitment to social justice. Thisissue is a call to action to student affairs professionals who areworking as social justice allies, those with a commitment to maketheir college campuses a place where all community members arerespected, validated, and fostered in developing their fullpotential.
This issue encourages the development of ally attitudes andaction in both students and student affairs colleagues. It firstpresents the conceptual foundation for social justice allydevelopment and then covers in depth the strategies for thedevelopment of social justice behaviors in specific dominant groupmembers. In each case, we have intentionally enlisted voices ofauthors who identify with the dominant and target groups on whichthe chapter focuses.
This is the 110th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series New Directions for Student Services.An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs,deans of students, student counselors, and other student servicesprofessionals, New Directions for Student Services offersguidelines and programs for aiding students in their totaldevelopment: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Editors' Notes (Robert D. Reason, Ellen M. Broido, Tracy L. Davis,Nancy J. Evans).
1. Antecedents, Precursors, and Concurrent Concepts in theDevelopment of Social Justice Attitudes and Actions (Robert D.Reason, Tracy L. Davis)
This chapter introduces and defines the major concepts of socialjustice attitudes and actions and explores a series of relatedconcepts.
2. The Development of Social Justice Attitudes and Actions:An Overview of Current Understandings (Ellen M. Broido, Robert D.Reason)
This chapter reviews current theoretical understanding and focuseson how college experiences affect students’ development ofsocial justice attitudes and actions.
3. Increasing Men's Development of Social Justice Attitudesand Actions (Tracy L. Davis, Rachel Wagner)
This chapter explores conceptual models, theories, and research onmen to develop a framework for understanding how to promote socialjustice attitudes and actions in male students.
4. Encouraging the Development of Social Justice Attitudes andActions in Heterosexual Students (Nancy J. Evans, Ellen M.Broido)
This chapter examines heterosexual identity development andpresents research findings about factors influencing attitudes andattitude change related to lesbian, gay, and bisexualindividuals.
5. Encouraging the Development of Racial Justice Allies(Robert D. Reason, Tara C. Scales, Elizabeth A. Roosa Millar)
This chapter focuses on white students and white student affairsprofessionals and their development as racial justice allies.
6. Encouraging the Development of Disability Allies (Nancy J.Evans, Jennifer L. Assadi, Todd K. Herriott)
This chapter reviews disability paradigms, factors that influenceattitudes and attitude change regarding disability, and disabilityally development and behaviors.
7. Issues and Strategies for Social Justice Allies (and theStudent Affairs Professionals Who Hope to Encourage Them) (RobertD. Reason, Ellen M. Broido)
This chapter offers practical guidance for students and studentaffairs professionals who wish to act as allies.