Teacher Adapts Curricula to Circumvent Institutional Discrimination – Podcast Episode 183 | Classnotes Podcast 183
Classnotes Podcast (June 4, 2018) Conversations about institutional discrimination usually take place at the macro, big-picture level. And those are important conversations about policies and practices that target or exclude hundreds of thousands of students each year on account of race, sex, gender, national origin, religion, disability, among other factors. But high school English teacher, Andres López, M.Ed., decided not to wait for structural changes.
In this episode, he describes what institutional discrimination looks like at the classroom level and what he’s doing to make sure his content is culturally-relevant. He is joined by David Hinojosa, J.D., director of the IDRA EAC-South, who describes the experience of equity assistance center’s work in helping schools rethink of relevant, equity-based strategies. The IDRA EAC-South provides technical assistance and training to build capacity of local educators to serve their diverse student populations.
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Show length: 14:43
Mexican-American Film and Literature at Stevens HS in San Antonio, Andres López, M.Ed., webpage
Sample Mexican-American Literature Book Drive, Andres López, M.Ed., classroom
Institutionalized Discrimination… Does it Exist in Your School? by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA Newsletter
“Teaching To and Through Cultural Diversity,” by G. Gay, Curriculum Inquiry
“The Theory and Practice of Culturally Relevant Education: A Synthesis of Research Across Content Areas,”by B. Aronson & J. Laughter, Review of Educational Research
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