Search results for: Consciousness raising
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This article explores the ways in which the participants in the Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS) program addressed the workshop objectives in their feedback about the program. Furthermore, the article also investigates the participants' evaluation of the program’s overall effectiveness in helping them feel more knowledgeable about and confident in the work of creating more affirming environments for LGBTQ students.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2012
Service-Learning Experiences of College Freshmen, Community Partners, and Consumers With Disabilities
In this study the authors have described the experiences of students, community partners, and consumers with disabilities with the implementation of service-learning projects. The authors investigated the extent to which students and community partners were satisfied with their service-learning experience and the aspects of the project that contributed to and detracted from their personal satisfaction.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2011
Promoting Awareness of Learner Diversity in Prospective Teachers: Signaling Individual and Group Differences within Virtual Classroom Cases
The authors explored two methods to promote prospective teachers' awareness of learner diversity and application of teaching principles using a problem-based learning environment. In Experiment 1, the authors examined the effects of presenting a conceptual framework about learners' individual and group differences either before or after instruction on teaching principles. In Experiment 2, the authors examined the effects of signaling issues of diversity within a set of worked-out classroom cases that were presented in either text or animated format.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
This article is a critical examination of the ideologies and practices that educators bring to bear on their classrooms in order to create inclusive, safe, and welcoming environments for all children, but particularly for children with gender variant behaviors and interests. Using a feminist perspective, this article offers a new conceptual lens with which to examine classroom practices that reinforce the heteronormative classroom and, as such, restrict and constrain alternate forms of gender expression. Finally, the authors contend that the classroom must be places where children with non-conforming gender interests and expression are given the opportunity to take risks and test their unique ideas and ways of being.
Updated: Jan. 11, 2011
Teachers’ Collective Actions, Alliances and Resistance within Neo-liberal Ideas of Education: The Example of the Individual Programme
This paper uses ethnographic research from an Individual Programme (IP) in a Swedish upper secondary school to explore how alliances, collective actions and resistance can be materialised within the changed system. The author found that the teachers in the study tried to implement consciousness-raising work in three ways: through ‘encouraging critical awareness’, ‘encouraging students’ collective actions’ and ‘working towards a collective’.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
Challenges to Conceptualizing and Actualizing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: How Viable Is the Theory in Classroom Practice?
The assumption of this study was that racism was deeply rooted in the structure of the schools and that underlying the racial achievement gap were unaddressed issues of hegemony. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to work with a group of administrators and teachers as co-researchers through collaborative inquiry to define, implement, and assess culturally relevant pedagogy. This study employed a qualitative approach that used the combined methods of action research and critical case study. The findings revealed deep structural complexities in resolving issues of cultural bias among educators, and the persistence and prevalence of racism in school settings.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2010
Pathways to Critical Consciousness: A First-Year Teacher’s Engagement With Issues of Race and Equity
In this article, the author asserts that critical racial consciousness is cultivated by context and performed—and often performed differently in different settings. The author considers the ways in which a White first-year teacher performs critical racial consciousness in the context of her urban fifth-grade classroom. The findings of this study fall into three themes—racial identity reflection, awareness of inequity, and challenges to engagement. The author asserts that “discourses of possibility” related to White racial consciousness can be encouraged in teacher preparation courses. The author concludes the article with implications for preservice teacher education and in-service teacher development.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010