Equity and Justice for All

Content, Resources, and Events on Racial Justice in Educational Systems and Leadership

Equity and Justice for AllFollowing the recent killings of Rayshard BrooksDavid McAteeGeorge FloydAhmaud Abery, and Breonna TaylorCPED Board Member and Dean of the School of Education at Portland State University, Marvin Lynn, asked:

What would it mean for our EdD students to pay more attention to issues of race and inequality in educational systems? 

What if they engaged in critical scholarship that had the potential to change practice?

And what if our EdD programs were more intentional about supporting this work? 

For CPED, we want to support our member faculty and schools of education in these conversations. Over the coming weeks and months, we will update this page with a series of content, resources, and online events (webinars, Challenge Fridays, Fireside Chats and more) for faculty and students. The Equity and Justice for All series will focus on sharing and learning together about equity and justice in EdD programs. 

This Equity and Justice for All series will be supported by our Social Justice CPED Improvement Group (CIG) and by our many members who have worked hard to bring equity and justice to the forefront of their programs.

Read our full statement on racism and police brutality in the United States here.


Table of Contents:

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. CPED Improvement Group (CIG): Social Justice in EdD Programs
  3. Webinar Recordings
  4. CPED Social Justice Resources & Content
  5. Dissertations in Practice
  6. Higher Ed & Community Resources & Content

Upcoming Events

Check back for new events. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our EdD Student Fireside Zoom Chat on Equity and Justice for All! It was a great conversation and we're looking forward to continuing it with you.


CPED Improvement Group (CIG): Social Justice in EdD Programs

CPED GUIDING PRINCIPLE #1: The Professional doctorate in education is framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice.

Today’s harmful neoliberal education movement, rising poverty levels, and massive demographic shifts are exacerbating the historically entrenched inequalities reproduced by our educational institutions.

Within this context, preparing educators to fight for social justice in K-12 systems, community college settings, and beyond is more important than ever. The Social Justice in EdD Programs CIG seeks to address these issues and build knowledge in this relatively new area of the field.  

CPED Members May Learn More & Join the CIG Here


Webinar Recordings

Social Justice as a Cross-Cutting Theme in the EdD (AUDIO ONLY)

Webinar - Social Justice as a Cross-Cutting Theme in the EdD from CPED Initiative on Vimeo.

The first guiding principle of CPED-influenced EdD program design is that the Education Doctorate is “framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice.” This webinar focuses on how faculty and students in one EdD program teach and apply social justice as a cross-cutting theme in both theory and methodology courses.

Supplemental Resources:


CPED Social Justice Resources & Content


Dissertations in Practice

The following are sample Dissertations in Practice from CPED-influenced EdD programs related to equity and justice. They serve as models for students and faculty to see the distinctions in EdD preparation.


Higher Ed & Community Social Justice Resources & Content