EDU 211D Week Two Notes
EDU 211D Week Two Notes Edu 211D
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Date Created: 09/12/16
September 6, 2016 White Teachers at the Crossroads: Article Summary A Moral Choice author background: African American educator for future teachers -main concern is to liberate the school system from American myths National Identity Myth -that America is a white nation becoming more diverse FALSE 36% of students are students of color -teacher’s jobs are to help these diversities to become ‘more like them’ FALSEdevelop an understanding of and real respect for diversity White supremist racism unequal education to poor and nonwhite students miseducation for white domination denies white students and teachers opportunities to develop their humanity Example of inequality in the classroom: New history textbooks that only represented the view of the white immigrant settlers The struggle for education as a basic human right is a moral issue White teacher’s role in multicultural education 1. Strategies of curriculum inclusion 2. Culturally sensitive/relevant method of instruction 3. Skills for promoting understanding/respect/equality with diversities -cultivate these skills with more experienced colleagues from the specific neighborhoods Challenge to teach white students -insulated culturally and socioeconomically 1. Teach diversity 2. Address social injustice and halt the perpetuation of white domination Advocating for social change is part of an educator’s educational and moral role How we are White author background: white educator on multicultural education white educators: -are bound together by privilege of a favored racial group Fundamentalist white orientation: -see one view, -always right, - always white Extreme: white supremacist hate groups Integrationist white orientation: - differences are acknowledged/tolerated but not fully accepted, -‘I know how you feel ‘mentality, -can be condescending towards other races, Transformationist white orientation: -place of humility and activeness in growth and reformation, - acknowledge privilege but seek to dismantle that legacy, -teach issues of race and multiculturalism in the classroom There is a choice to grow beyond ignorance, denial and guilt ‘We did not choose whether to be White, but we can affect how we are White’ The Problem We All Live With: Podcast Summary ‘white kid wasted’- something that Latina, black students haven’t experienced, don’t know what it is, want to see it Program is about positive integration reception -friendly all the time, don’t know if it’s genuine -become super aware of race and behaviors when integration begins ‘uh, that must be a white thing’ Hartford, Connecticut -chosen integrationno forced bussing -created wealthy magnet schools: specialized, high quality facilities -draws in white suburban families/students - major marketing and reach out -BUT Some black and Latino students cannot always get into the magnet schools Have to be 25% white or Asian students Washington, D.C. -called out to Obama administration for help with integration -RACE TO THE TOP PROGRAM No mention of school diversity(grants) Integration is too toxic for Congress(low approval) -want to offer an incentive to integrate Spend $ on segregated schools(better teachers, better facilities, lower class size) Trying to make separate schools equal this approach feels better/more comfortable Integration pay attention to race Class Discussion Define Class Culture and our Class Conduct Andragogy-teaching to adults Pedagogy-teaching to kids Information input vs Cultural immersion -textbook sets the bar very high -come from a place of humility How do white teachers teach about other cultures? TED TALK Dr. Iranian/Canadian Two aspects of our Culture in Communication What is Culture? Human-made part of the environment How we perceive our social environment(learned through socialization) Values Individualistic- loose social framework, I is more important, uniqueness is valued, autonomy is valued Collective- tight social framework, we is important, family connection/responsibility is highly valued 1.) Insults Verbal assault shows what is valued in that culture Individual Insults: slacker, moron, stupid, idiot, cruel, ugly, fat, rude, dirty, like a pig, Relational Insults: you are queer and so is your father, wish a cancer on you and all your relatives, your mother is a whore, Individual insults vs Relational Insults -relational insults are found to be more insulting 2.) Humor Jokes don’t translate across culture Language bound aspect Image bound aspect Conclusion: the way people communicate reflects what culture they come from TED TALK: Declare Dignity by Donna Hicks Bring parties/people together to work on political issues -an opportunity to work together -why is it so difficult? Unspoken dimension -deeply emotional events Content: How dare you treat me this way Cant you see that we’re human’s Can’t you see that we’re hurting these emotional reactions is what prevents the parties from working together The divide is about their dignity -not just personal violation of dignity -ancestor’s stories MOVE THIS TO THE TOP OF THE TABLE What is dignity? Respect can be used interchangeably -inherent value and worth in everyone -very basic thought Vulnerability turns into hardness/anger The brain doesn’t know the difference between physical wound and dignity wounds 10 elements of Dignity 1) Acceptance of Identity 2) Recognition 3) Acknowledgement 4) Inclusion 5) Independence 6) Safety(physical and psychologically) 7) Fairness 8) Benefit of the Doubt 9) Understanding(esp. towards people other than ourselves) 10)Accountability Honor other’s dignitystrengthens your own Violate other’s dignityapologize -Two videos were ironic Insults and dignity **by recognizing these two elements we can recognize racism in our own culture Macro and micro scale September 8, 2016 Transformative Learning Class Discussion -Think about a time you learned from a MENTOR Multicultural Education Standpoint Why does it matter? -don’t isolate children by one type of literature -being aware of the diversity of the works we use Implicit and Explicit Bias Explicit Bias- overt, conscious, usually voluntary Implicit Bias- subtle, self-conscious How can we control our bias? -latter of inference we have free will ***use examples of white beginnings readings to counteract that one example explain that we all came from the same ancestors description implies savagery, but to that culture they were civilized use words like us, we, inclusive Different Leadership Skills Designated leadership- Active leadership- Peer leadership- Self leadership- ***use different types of leaderships in different settings
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