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Socio-Economic Classism & Education Heather Caniglia EDUC 308
Bastard Out of Carolina <ul><li>Written by Dorothy Allison </li></ul><ul><li>Tale of a young girl in South Carolina, and h...
Dorothy Allison <ul><li>Grew up in SC, illegitimate daughter of a 15-year-old waitress </li></ul><ul><li>First member of h...
Savage Inequalities <ul><li>Written by Jonathan Kozol </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses the inequality of schools that are in po...
Equality??
Equality??
Smart Kid, Tough School <ul><li>Crowd Control Mentality at urban schools </li></ul><ul><li>Lower caliber schools/ work too...
Eat My Fine Coat Activity <ul><li>http://www.tolerance.org/pt/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Eat, My Fine Coat&quot; i...
Other Classism Activities <ul><li>Divide the students into two groups (one group larger than the other).  Give one group l...
Book & Abuse Links <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9njhcQUlXc </li></ul><ul><li>Child Abuse (4:01) </li></ul><ul><...
School Links <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =RvtklvJK9B8 </li></ul><ul><li>of inequality in education (1:28) </li...
A Dream Deferred By Langston Hughes <ul><li>What happens to a dream deferred?  </li></ul><ul><li>Does it dry up </li></ul>...
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Socio Economic Classism & Education

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  1. 1. Socio-Economic Classism & Education Heather Caniglia EDUC 308
  2. 2. Bastard Out of Carolina <ul><li>Written by Dorothy Allison </li></ul><ul><li>Tale of a young girl in South Carolina, and her disturbing childhood, including encounters with her step father that should never have happened </li></ul><ul><li>True story of the author’s childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Education Importance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out of poverty breeds anger and abuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower income does not mean lower ability </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Dorothy Allison <ul><li>Grew up in SC, illegitimate daughter of a 15-year-old waitress </li></ul><ul><li>First member of her family to graduate high school </li></ul><ul><li>Other books: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trash- a collection of short stories (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cavedweller (1998) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin- discusses sex, class, & literature (1994) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Savage Inequalities <ul><li>Written by Jonathan Kozol </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses the inequality of schools that are in poor areas versus those in wealthier districts. </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses how segregation is still prevalent in public schools today…it has just changed from race to class (although race still plays a part). </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Importance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That economic inequality can affect us as teachers when it comes to resources and support provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education is not considered important in areas of poverty, not because of ignorance, because it is not shown importance by those in power </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Equality??
  6. 6. Equality??
  7. 7. Smart Kid, Tough School <ul><li>Crowd Control Mentality at urban schools </li></ul><ul><li>Lower caliber schools/ work too intense at higher level </li></ul><ul><li>Offered a better option and turned it down because of guilt (“Acting white”)/downplaying his success (“I don’t want to act better than everyone else”) </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t realize his school was poor until he saw others </li></ul>
  8. 8. Eat My Fine Coat Activity <ul><li>http://www.tolerance.org/pt/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Eat, My Fine Coat&quot; is an online storybook, with full audio for the beginning reader. Through entertaining narrative, the story delves into &quot;appearance bias&quot; and, on a larger scale, classism. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other Classism Activities <ul><li>Divide the students into two groups (one group larger than the other). Give one group lots of money to build a city. Give the other group very little money to build the same city. Discuss the difficulties that arose and why there is a difference between suburbs and ghettos. </li></ul><ul><li>Have students write down what class they think they belong to and why (religion, income, belongings, etc). Have a class discussion on how classes are categorized and why they are often unfairly defined. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the movie Titanic and discuss the class differences on the boat. How many poor survived compared to the rich? </li></ul><ul><li>Have students take a field trip to a richer school and a poorer school. Note the differences in facilities, treatment, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Divide the class into groups. Give each group an article relating to class differences. Have them critique the article and present it to the class. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Book & Abuse Links <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9njhcQUlXc </li></ul><ul><li>Child Abuse (4:01) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IouZrQgP2TM </li></ul><ul><li>Leena Yousef B.O.C (4:11) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWSypDbnnpQ </li></ul><ul><li>Bastard Out of Carolina Clip 3 (2:55) *beating </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBmXkSsdpE0 </li></ul><ul><li>Bastard Out of Carolina Part 1 (6:36) *video summary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61sIxFJFT4s </li></ul><ul><li>Bastard Out of Carolina Clip (6:47) *rape </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv52n2jmGlY </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Look Away: A Child Abuse Awareness Video (3:53) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VVLooxCU9I </li></ul><ul><li>AuthorViews: Dorothy Allison (2:08) </li></ul>
  11. 11. School Links <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =RvtklvJK9B8 </li></ul><ul><li>of inequality in education (1:28) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =8mdlYaCjf2I </li></ul><ul><li>Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol, east st. louis (3:34) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =JEczvyM3Boc </li></ul><ul><li>trading schools (6:47) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =st92wYvXgPM </li></ul><ul><li>Savage Inequalities Ch. 3 (3:38) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =rjY69hO0fxk </li></ul><ul><li>Corridor of Shame: Neglect of South Carolina’s Rural Schools (9:32) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =1eJITwQHsjI </li></ul><ul><li>save our schools (7:54**) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqmzHoXJiYg </li></ul><ul><li>condition of an inner city Philadelphia school (:58) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd60wPkxYAw </li></ul><ul><li>a tale of two schools (6:33*) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =7VS9XHbEaFY </li></ul><ul><li>kozol: segregated school are the shame of the nation (8:52*) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =_SZQa71qS-Q </li></ul><ul><li>The Shame of the Nation (2:41) </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Dream Deferred By Langston Hughes <ul><li>What happens to a dream deferred? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it dry up </li></ul><ul><li>Like a raisin in the sun? </li></ul><ul><li>Or fester like a sore… </li></ul><ul><li>And then run? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it stink like rotten meat? </li></ul><ul><li>Or crust and sugar over— </li></ul><ul><li>Like a syrupy sweet? </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe it just sags </li></ul><ul><li>Like a heavy load. </li></ul><ul><li>Or does it explode? </li></ul>

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