Thank all for the comments on my last post. I really appreciated having my perspective challenged and having folks who were open to discussion. I am deeply in debt to the folks who understand critical race theory and who plan to use it in their teaching. I can’t wait to meet y’all at institute. Anyway, I’m posting a few anti-racist pedagody links. If you’re interested in these, I’d love to talk to you about them and I’d also encourage you to read “Pedagody of the Oppressed” by Paulo Freire, “Teaching to Transgress” by bell hooks and “Other People’s Children” by Lisa Delpit. I’d also love to hear about your reading lists!
Basic overview and solid bibliography. Anthropology and sociology majors will appreciate the Geertz references
Pretty sweet journal with free, public access. Obviously rooted in the works of Freire. Home to a network of educators that come together to talk about and work on critical pedagogy in the classroom.
How one Bay-Area high school explicitly puts anti-racist pedagogy to work and how it improves student performance (a shout out to my region, whoop whoop!)
Thoughtful discussion – little less applicable (but still important) as the data and discussion center on Tornoto schools.
No one really knows if this is role / modelling, teacher bias, or something else all together. This article thinks stereotype threat may be part of the reason. No easy answers here, but lots to think about.
“Our schools remain segregated and bastions of poverty because of economic and social policies that for centuries have prevented adequate access to equal resources. Rather than fight these deep levels of resource and social stratification, we are now focused on creating success within them. In 1933, Carter G. Woodson wrote the Mis-Education of the Negro and proclaimed, “We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation, but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.” If we do not look seriously at equipping our children with tools to see themselves and their communities differently, we run the risk of making Woodson’s words ring true nearly 100 years later. We must be diligent in making sure our children learn not just how navigate a test, but learn how to love themselves and change the world.”
Thanks again to the lifesavers – you know who you are.