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Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)
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Equity in Education (MERN, Jan 21, 2011)

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Presentation at MERN conference held at the University of Manitoba. January 21, 2011. Details a vision and plan to bring a focus on social justice to a Faculty of Education.

Presentation at MERN conference held at the University of Manitoba. January 21, 2011. Details a vision and plan to bring a focus on social justice to a Faculty of Education.

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  • 1. &quot;Understanding diversity includes knowing how diminished we all are when voices go unheard&quot;<br />(Preskill &amp; Brookfield, 2009, p. 11)<br />
  • 2. Creating a Culture of Critique, Justice &amp; Care: Vision and Action in Teacher Education<br />Mike Nantais and Lark Gamey<br />Faculty of Education <br />Brandon University<br />
  • 3. Social Justice ???<br />Think<br />Pair<br />Share<br />
  • 4.
  • 5. Our Vision<br />
  • 6. Results we hope for!<br />Faculty Dialogue <br />Meaningful, ongoing, dialogue<br />Climate of critical consciousness <br />Climate of self reflection<br />Focus beyond “technical” aspects<br />Teachers as “Change agents”<br />Balanced demographics<br />
  • 7. Existing Conditions in Schools &amp; Society<br />
  • 8. Critique <br />Justice<br />Care<br />
  • 9. Action Plan<br />“I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful”<br />Albert Einstein<br />
  • 10. Strategies<br />Share advocacy presentation<br />Invite folks to Blog<br />Hold focus group sessions<br />Provide reading<br />Establish a faculty SJ Committee<br />Coordinate Speakers/symposium<br />
  • 11. Multi-mediaPresentation<br />To create reflection &amp; awareness.<br />Invitation to join in the conversation.<br />
  • 12. Blog<br />http://equityineducation.wordpress.com/<br />
  • 13. Challenges<br />My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.<br />Muhammad Yunus <br />
  • 14. Commitment<br />Vision without action is a daydream.<br />Action without vision is a nightmare.<br />Japanese proverb<br />
  • 15. Our Progress<br />
  • 16. Questions,Discussion, Comments<br />
  • 17. Thank Youfor attending!Please join the conversation on our blog!<br />
  • 18. Image Credits<br />Banner images adapted from an original image by David Niblack (CC license @ ImageBase.com)<br />Eye sculpture: dbking, http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootbearwdc/14411534/sizes/l/<br />Splat eyes: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_S1Gu2hX9S6c/SnDhOpQQ51I/AAAAAAAAL1A/CARyiLXNDts/Windows%207.jpg<br />Education building, Einstein figure, Mt. Rundle, clouds: taken by Mike Nantais<br />Painted stones: honokana.balansu, http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendybush/2660486248/<br />Think: Davide Vestivo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/somemixedstuff/2403249501/sizes/l/<br />Pair:<br />i love to Share: http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativecommons/2294317199/sizes/o/<br />
  • 19. References<br /><ul><li>Einstein quote: http://www.sfu.ca/cfrj/quotes.html
  • 20. Japanese proverb: http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Vision1.htm
  • 21. Preskill, S., &amp; Brookfield, S. D. (2009). Learning as a way of leading: lessons from the struggle for social justice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • 22. Starratt, R. J. (2009). Building an ethical school system: Ethical challenges for superintendents. M.A.S.S. Journal,10(2), 12-15.
  • 23. Yunusquote: http://4.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/muhammadyu228663.html</li></ul>Other references we have used can be found in our paper, which we hope will be published in an upcoming MERN Journal. Our reference list is also available on request. <br />

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