Challenging Colonialism in the Classroom – Part 1 – Podcast Episode 203 | Classnotes Podcast 203

Classnotes Podcast (July 15, 2020). Educators across the country are working to make classrooms and instruction culturally responsive and relevant to their students and communities. The task is deeper than a checklist of inclusive terminology and activities. The foundations of settler colonialization have impacted the creation of all of our institutions. And in education, it infiltrates our pedagogy, curricula and policies.

In this first of a two-part set of episodes, Dr. Stephanie Garcia and Dr. Bricio Vasquez talk with guests Dr. Alexa Proffitt and Dr. Lizbet Tinoco about the concepts framing anti-colonial work in K12 and higher education classrooms.

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Show length: 14:58


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Show Notes

  • Alexa talks about colonialism in the contemporary classroom, including the tendency toward “colonial blindness.”

  • Liz addresses the challenge of deep-seeded colonial origins in education, and the need to create new systems, policies and academic programs that are responsive to a wider range of student needs.

  • Alexa and Liz consider how non-White students are disadvantaged by colonialism.