The art of critical pedagogy: Possibilities for moving from theory to practice in urban schools

How might teachers integrate a deeper consciousness into their curriculum while increasing academic rigor?  Veteran educator, researcher, and professor Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade discusses a series of case studies that display how teachers have developed pedagogical and relational practices to provide an empowering education to youth of color through the traumas produced by inequity and a legacy of historical oppression. 

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As an individual: Slowly, but surely, integrate critical issues into your content, whatever it is. Ask yourself - how can the knowledge and skills stated in your academic standards evolve to take a stance against racism?  How can your students become critical mathematicians, scientists, historians, readers, writers, thinkers, and citizens?

As a staff: Integrate inter-class or school-wide projects that involve critical inquiry and collaboration.  Enable students to study and reflect on the circumstances within their lives, on a micro-level.  Consider the conditions of schooling, neighborhoods, and civic areas as material for analysis.

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Citation

Duncan-Andrade, J. M. R., & Morrell, E. (2008). The art of critical pedagogy: Possibilities for moving from theory to practice in urban schools. New York: Peter Lang.

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