Exploring a Social Justice Learning Ecosystem Embedded in University, School, and Community Partnerships
The purpose of this conceptual paper was to examine the literature on university, school, and community partnerships and add to the body of research as it relates to social justice and learning ecosystems. Specifically, a social justice learning ecosystem was explored and conceptualized through school–university partnerships with the purpose of building and strengthening a social justice orientation among multiple school community members to advance student outcomes. Social justice in learning ecosystems is of importance to both educational researchers and practitioners on a national and international platform. As school leaders focus on social justice issues that impede student success, the creation of learning ecosystems will help to aid schools, communities, and universities in providing a system of support and access. Furthermore, the work of this paper concludes with recommending a model for collaborative partnerships through learning ecosystems.