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Re-mediating designs for equity: making commitments concrete

A. Susan Jurow (School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Quinton Freeman (School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Information and Learning Sciences

ISSN: 2398-5348

Article publication date: 5 May 2021




The purpose of the paper is to detail how a social design experiment focused on equity was systematically reorganized to address changing historical and social contexts of injustice.


This paper presents a design narrative.


The design narrative presents the principled foundations that guided our re-design of the social design experiment.


The value of this design narrative is in demonstrating how designs for equity need to be revised in light of dynamic social, cultural and historical circumstances.



The authors are indebted to their EPIC partners for their dedication and commitment to learning and equity. Thank you to the children, the undergraduates, their team of doctoral students, and their faculty and Sanchez partners. Their colleagues Kris Gutiérrez, Kathy Schultz, Molly Shea, and Sarah Hug gave us critical feedback on early drafts of the manuscript, which helped us fine-tune their argument. Funding from the CU-Boulder School of Education, Office of Outreach and Engagement, and WISE (Women Investing in the School of Education) made this work possible.


Jurow, A.S. and Freeman, Q. (2021), "Re-mediating designs for equity: making commitments concrete", Information and Learning Sciences, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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