Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shor Reading

Hi Folks,

The Ira Shor reading for this week IS in fact on my electronic reserves page (sorry we doubted you, Nate!). But a cleaner copy is listed under the instructor name: AUGUST.

Either one will work.

See you Monday!!

LB :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jean Anyon Article

Next week we will be talking about issues related to social class and schooling. You will read Jean Anyon's classic article, "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work" and a short piece by Jeannie Oakes.

As always, please make sure you have the text with you in class. We will be working with both and you must have them for reference in our conversations.

See you on Monday!

LB ::)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Group Meetings on Monday

Hey folks,

Sorry we missed our class last Thursday. Hope you are all safe and dry and that your families didn't sustain too much flooding!!

We will not be meeting tomorrow, Monday, so that you can have a chance to meet with your project groups. I hope you are able to connect and find some time to meet and brainstorm your practice-theory connections!

See you on Thursday, when we will be working on issues around Gender and Education. Per the syllabus, spend about one hour online researching Gender and Education. What key issues exist in 2009 around equity for boys and girls in schools? Post data, pictures, links and other information that would teach your peers about this issue.

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. See you Thursday!

LB :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Readings for Monday 3/29

Hi folks,

The readings for this week are not exactly readings, but things to check out online. This week marks a shift in the syllabus. Up until this point, we have been reading about broad theories about diversity and difference:

Be the Change
Culture of Power
Normalizing Community
Public Identity v. Private Identity
White Privilege

Now we are going to start to look at historical moments where these topics came into view in our schools. Our topic this week is about Brown vs. Board of Education (1954). You have THREE tasks for this week:

1) I want you to explore this website to give you some background on Brown v. Board of Education.

2) Then I want you to watch these two videos that highlight the work of Tim Wise, author of "Between Barack and a Hard Place"

3) Now blog about it.
What is the relationship between the historical issues you see in the website on Brown v. Board of Education and the contemporary issues of race that Tim Wise raises here.

Leave comments if you have any questions...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Notes from Christensen

These are the issues you brought up in class today. We will continue talking about them on Thursday. Nice work today!!

  • Censorship vs. education
  • You are ruining my pleasure
  • Subliminal message vs. secret education
  • All stories teach lessons (stereotypes?)
  • Repetition of themes and ideas
  • It’s all about the $$

Christensen's main argument:

Sunday, February 28, 2010

gayness and schooling

As you read Carlson this week, I think you will find that there are many themes that resonate with our course. He talks about silence, absence and erasure: all concepts we have seem in Delpit, McIntosh, Kozol and Rodriguez. Try to find the links as you write your blog.

Also, If you are interested in more background on the topic of LGBTQ issues in school, check out GLSEN, a fabulous resources for educators, parents and students alike.

See you Monday!

LB :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

TESTING 1, 2, 3

To put up a link you just do this...