Energizing activism: Motivating activism within EdD programs

  • Yasha Jones Becton University of South Carolina
  • Rhonda Jeffries University of South Carolina


This article serves as the introductory article for the second part of the special themed edition of the journal.


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How to Cite
Jones Becton, Y., & Jeffries, R. (2021). Energizing activism: Motivating activism within EdD programs. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 6(1), 1–2. https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2021.194

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