Full course description
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Racism, particularly anti-Blackness, is far too prevalent in schools. We see a great amount of racial discrimination in discipline, special education over-representation, and gifted education underrepresentation for Black students more than other racial and ethnic groups. However, when questioned and confronted, educators frequently deny racism and deficit thinking. Excuses abound in denial and alleged implicit bias. Explicit bias gets too little attention in school-based injustices. As I write this proposal, I am learning about a five-year-old Black boy who was asked to unclog a toilet with his bare hands. The white teacher claims that this was not racist; she was just teaching him a "lesson". The families and others are righteously outraged, this little boy (victim) must surely be traumatized. In this presentation/professional development workshop, explicit bias, implicit bias, microaggressions, deficit thinking, gaslighting, and several other theories and models of prejudice and discrimination are presented to promote self-selection and change. Participants will keep a journal focused on current issues of racism, including thoughts and behaviors/actions by themselves.
By the end of this course, participants will become (more) familiar with models and theories that improve cultural competence and decrease or eliminate racial prejudice and discrimination. Self-reflection and introspection will increase.
Required Live Sessions:
For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 9:00am - 1:00pm on the following days:
Monday, June 14
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Dr. Donna Y. Ford
Dr. Edward C. Fletcher
Dr. James L. Moore
Summer Institute Course Theme
Teaching for Equity and Social Justice
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