Social justice is many things. For some, it is primarily a vision for way things ought to be. For others, social justice is primarily a sort of goggles through which one views school psychology practice. For others, social justice is primarily a verb, it is something school psychologists DO in order to protect the rights of children and families.
Rooted in both multicultural and children’s rights movements, my perspective is that social justice is and can be all of these things. Focusing on topics such as rights, respect, and equity, over the past ten years, there has been a marked increase in scholarship and dialogue related to ways a social justice framework can enhance school psychology practice. I welcome the opportunity both to bring this dialogue to ISPA via this forum, as well as to learn and grow from the experiences of others.