Dr. Shin Ji Kang

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Shin Ji Kang serves as associate professor in the Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education and fellow of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Terrorism and Peace at James Madison University.  She is a critical praxis researcher attempting to bridge the divide between practice and research. She has two major foci in her educational research: teacher beliefs and refugee education. While learning about teacher spirituality and efficacy beliefs, Shin Ji Kang has endeavored to better understand teachers’ lives. Another thread of her scholarship on refugee education emerged from critical and spiritual consciousness on her identity in relation to the global society. She is currently working with North Korean refugee students and South Korean service providers to address diversity and justice.