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A recent conference hosted by an Ivy League university focused on integration and inclusion in K-12 education and included workshops on how educators should face white privilege in their classrooms, challenge microaggressions and address “Eurocentric pedagogical approaches.”
The event, in its second year, drew 300 participants that mostly consisted of K-12 teachers and principals, the institute’s director Amy Wells said in a phone interview with The College Fix. The four-day conference included plenary sessions, dozens of workshops and dialogue sessions.
One presentation, called “Whiteness in schools,” provided “a history of Whiteness, and will invite participants into a discussion of how Whiteness and White culture shapes what happens in schools,” according to a description.
And a workshop on “Teaching for Social Justice” sought to challenge colonialist and racist pedagogies.
“We will challenge Eurocentric pedagogical approaches that not only under-prepare students for the realities of our increasingly multiethnic, multilingual, globalized society, but are also rooted in colonial and racist ideologies that stifle the voices, identities, and realities of students of color,” a description states.
edit on 29-7-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Be a lot cooler if they worked on getting those reading, math, and science rankings up.
originally posted by: ketsuko
All those numbers and statistics you showed us are racist and part of the white privilege problem!
We just need to find a different way to approach statistics so that our valuable minority children can succeed.
originally posted by: DrStevenBrule
a reply to: seasonal
So in a few decades when Whites are no longer the majority in the US, are we going to have conferences on how to combat "browness in schools"?