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Readings for Fall 2014

Coming soon:  You will be able to look at the readings themselves on Blackboard

August meeting

Proposed meeting date: 

August 27

First meeting (Susan will facilitate, am I right?) - text:  The Ted Talks PBS special on education - (we're hoping folks can watch it before we meet, and then we'll discuss it).

September meeting

Proposed meeting date:

September 24

Second Meeting (Robert will facilitate) - Texts on Social Class: Mike Rose, "I just wanna be average" (attached) and Chapter 2 "The Invisible Ism" from Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America (Barbara, I think you were going to scan this and email it to us?)

October meeting

Proposed meeting date:

October 22

Third Meeting - Texts on Critical Race Theory (Jeanne will facilitate): "Toward a Critical Race Theory of Education" by Ladson-Billings and Tate (Attached, this is the class article upon which all of the subsequent theorizing is built), and "Whose Culture has Capital: A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth" by Tara Yasso (Attached)

November meeting

Proposed meeting date:

November 19

Fourth Meeting (Christine will facilitate)- short stories from a variety of cultural perspectives (Christine is going to choose and send these to us)



For those of you who wish to play with "writing to learn" practices using these texts, you could:
1) do a 5-minute "first thoughts" free write following reading/viewing the text; or
2) engage in a "believing and doubting" exercise - writing out both support for the author's position and doubts about it.

Items to discuss

proposed dates



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