(1) R.E.F.O.R.M. Café: Understanding Perceptions Related to Frontline Social Justice Reform Among College Students

Kristine M. Fleming
Florida A&M University

Kenya Washington Johnson
Florida A&M University

Abstract

Using the World Café methodology to generate small group constructive dialogue, the R.E.F.O.R.M. Café was created to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students attending a historically Black college and university (HBCU) to voice their concerns about pragmatic components of social justice work. The findings from the study extend the body of knowledge related to undergraduate perceptions on social justice education and change agency in frontline positions. Major discussion topics revolved around perceptions and preparation to act as change agents. Themes emerging from the conversation included individual accountability to serve as a change agent, use of role authority to act as a change agent, importance of supportive environments to African American student success, and desire for improved pedagogy related to race equity reform. Recommendations from the study may assist educators and social justice.

Citation

Fleming, K.M., & Johnson, K.W. (2021) R.E.F.O.R.M. Café: Understanding Perceptions Related to Frontline Social Justice Reform Among College Students. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 59(1), 164-178.

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