Challenging Colonialism in the Classroom – Part 2 – Podcast Episode 204 | Classnotes Podcast 204

Classnotes Podcast (July 31, 2020). Colonialism influences why our schools teach certain topics and not others, why students of color are not represented in the curricula, how assessment and rubric design is not culturally or contextually responsive, and how we prepare teachers. In this second of a two-part set of episodes, Dr. Stephanie Garcia and Dr. Bricio Vasquez continue their conversation with guests Dr. Alexa Proffitt and Dr. Liz Tinoco about research and anti-colonial approaches in education.

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Show length: 15:58


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Show Notes

  • Alexa talks about her current research on modeling anti-colonial strategies at the middle school level.

  • Liz discusses her own research and work in higher education to revise program and institutional documents that implicitly favor colonial and Eurocentric standards and expectations.

  • Alexa and Liz outline the anti-colonial and anti-racist tactics they are using in their own classrooms, including taking a locally-centered approach and asking students to do more self-reflection and self-interrogation.

  • Alexa and Liz recommend resources to other educators who are looking to dismantle colonialism.