Restorative Justice in Education

Restorative Justice in Education Transforming Teaching and Learning Through the Disciplines

Edited by Maisha T. Winn and Lawrence T. Winn
paper, 256 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-616-2
Price: $33.00

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cloth, 256 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-617-9
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Restorative Justice in Education makes the case for restorative justice as a practice as much as it is a paradigm. Through essays, case studies, and interviews, the book outlines for educators and teacher educators how restorative justice can be leveraged to teach across disciplines.


This book is aligned with Maisha T. Winn and Lawrence T. Winn’s thoughtful and brilliant commitments to Restorative Justice, and charters new ground in the field of RJ by centering race, healing, mathematics, ethnic studies, science, and abolition. Each chapter is an opportunity to thrive, heal, and make Black Lives Matter in the classroom. — Bettina L. Love, author of We Want To Do More Than Survive

Restorative Justice in Education is a must-read for educators who are committed to actualizing justice, healing, and transformation. This stellar collection of theoretically rich cases, animated by the hopes and struggles of teachers and students, illustrate how History, Race, Justice, Language, and Future matter across the disciplines. — Thomas M. Philip, professor and faculty director of teacher education, University of California, Berkeley

This edited volume provides us with powerful images of classrooms, portraits of youth whose lives have been transformed, illustrations of the brilliance of BIPOC youth, and so much more. Infused with hope and possibility, this volume draws on the wisdom of the past and present to imagine the future. — Kathy Schultz, dean, School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Editors

Maisha T. Winn is the associate dean and Chancellor’s Leadership Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, where she cofounded and codirects the Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center. Much of Professor Winn’s early scholarship examines how young people create literate identities through performing literacy and how teachers who are “practitioners of the craft” serve as “soul models” to emerging writers. Winn served as the Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University (2019–20). She is the author of several books including Writing in Rhythm: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban Schools, Black Literate Lives: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (both published under maiden name, Fisher); Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline; coeditor of Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Research (with Django Paris); Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice (Harvard Education Press), and Restorative Justice in the English Language Arts Classroom (with Hannah Graham and Rita Alfred). She is also the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Review of Research in Education; Anthropology and Education Quarterly; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; Race, Ethnicity and Education; Research in the Teaching of English; and Harvard Educational Review.

Lawrence “T.” Winn (PhD, Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MDiv, Princeton; JD, Vanderbilt University Law School; and BA, University of California, Berkeley) is an assistant professor of teaching in education in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis and the cofounder and executive director of the Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) Center. His program of research examines race, critical consciousness, and social capital in out-of-school learning spaces and transformative justice pedagogy and practice within schools. A trained ethnographer, Dr. Winn is interested in the relationship and dynamics between historically marginalized communities of color (BIPOC) and schools, nonprofits, and government entities such as police, elected officials, and so on. With over two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, including projects with Casey Family Programs and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Dr. Winn was a member of the Race to Equity Team (R2E), which published the Race to Equity report, a comprehensive study on racial disparities in education, criminal justice, workforce, and health care for Black and white families in Dane County, Wisconsin. He is the coauthor of articles that have appeared in Theory into Practice, Race and Social Problems, and Adolescent Research Review.

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