Thoughts on this campaign?? (especially considering the undocumented students presentation a couple weeks ago)
Hi Marty, Melissa, and Colleen. Here questions for the week. I look forward to discussing these with you!
1. What is your background and experience in developing critical consciousness around issues of race, privilege, power, and oppression? To what extent were these experiences sought-out on your own, or mandated by your teacher prep program? How effective have they been? What ideas do you have for how we can better prepare pre-service teachers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers?
2. How do you believe the film you watched for this week portrayed the tools of Whiteness (whether emotional, ideological, or performative)? Did you see the cycle of racism maintained through these “tools” in the film, as Picower articulates?
3. How are the three themes McDonough identifies in Jaclyn’s critical consciousness reflective of your experiences in the classroom: reflection on racial identity, awareness of inequities related to race, and challenges to sustain critical reflection (p.531)? How has your own (changing) social context shaped your consciousness in these areas at different times?
Video about the narratives we create and perpetuate about our students. I’d love to hear thoughts and responses!
Almost more interesting than the actual transcript itself are the comments below.
Saw this on the front page of the Boston Globe today. It’s an interesting perspective/project on minorities in higher ed.