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Aaliyah El-Amin is a practitioner and researcher committed to ensuring that educators have the knowledge and tools they need to disrupt systems of oppression. Her specific interest areas include liberatory education models, social justice schooling, critical pedagogy and youth participatory action research. She is currently conducting an ethnographic inquiry of three emancipatory schools in the United States to better understand what it looks like to operate a school with a focus on preparing young people to work towards a more just society. She also works along Professor Scott Seider (Boston University) and Professor Daren Graves (Simmons College, Harvard Graduate School of Education) on a longitudinal mixed-methods study of six schools across New England that aim to nurture critical consciousness in their students. Prior to her time at HGSE, El-Amin was an elementary classroom teacher and a school instructional dean in Atlanta, GA as well as the executive director of Teach For America in Charlotte, NC. She holds a B.A. in sociology from Davidson College, an M.A. in elementary education from Georgia State University, Principal Licensure from the University of Georgia, an Ed.M. in Education Policy from HGSE and an Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice from HGSE.
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