In Episode 40: Why anti-oppressive education matters; how to create culturally responsive curricula; and honoring our students’ histories, existence, and ways of knowing.
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- Phiona Lloyd-Henry is an Instructional Resource Teacher for Equity and Inclusive Education, in Ontario, Canada.
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Episode 40 – Quick Guide
- Phiona introduces herself
- Why anti-oppressive education matters
- How we replicate oppressive systems and how we can challenge norms
- A critique of traditional ideas about ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’
- How we can get more people to see the oppressive nature of schooling
- Positive shifts in teacher attitudes
- How to create culturally responsive curricula
- How to honor students’ ways of knowing
- Building trust with students
- A critique of the notion that teachers should be ‘neutral’
- Phiona argues that nothing’s neutral, everything’s political in the classroom
- A critique of the notion of ‘balance’ in discussions
- Spotlight Segment
- Twists & Turn Segment
- Closing Remarks
Nothing’s Neutral, Everything’s Political – Episode Links
- Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (Toronto, Canada)
- Decolonizing Conference (November, each year)
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