Consensus Is a Journey

A Programmatic Framework for EdD-activism




action research, activism, dissertation in practice, social justice


EdD programs affiliated with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate encourage dissertations in practice (DiPs) focused on equity, social justice, and transformative practice. Conversations in our program revealed surface-level or late-stage social justice connections in our students’ DiPs. Therefore, inspired by an existing framework that aimed at empowering EdD-activists, and needing more data from our own program, we formed a committee to design a program-specific EdD-activism framework. Through surveys, structured discussion, and other sources of qualitative data, an EdD-activism definition emerged that informed a program-wide equity statement and catalyzed changes in our practice as educators. This essay presents our process, applications of our work, and our next steps.


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How to Cite

Currin, E., Tamim, S., & Becton, Y. (2023). Consensus Is a Journey: A Programmatic Framework for EdD-activism. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 8(1), 49–57.

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