Anti-oppressive Education   …Leading to Social Justice
Class Outline• Introduction to anti-oppressive education  and social justice• Self awareness activity• Discussion of “Post...
Oppression is:A social dynamic in whichcertain ways of being in thisworld,including certain waysof identifying or beingide...
Forms of oppressioninclude:
Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism
Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism
Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism• Sexism
Forms of oppressioninclude:•   Racism•   Classism•   Sexism•   Heterosexism
Forms of oppressioninclude:•   Racism•   Classism•   Sexism•   Heterosexism•   Anti-Semitism
Forms of oppressioninclude:•   Racism•   Classism•   Sexism•   Heterosexism•   Anti-Semitism•   Ablism
Forms of oppressioninclude:•   Racism•   Classism•   Sexism•   Heterosexism•   Anti-Semitism•   Ablism•   Colonialism
Forms of oppressioninclude:•   Racism•   Classism•   Sexism•   Heterosexism•   Anti-Semitism•   Ablism•   Colonialism•   A...
Circle of Oppression:Oppression is socially constructed, notindividual.From:http://www.oswego.edu/~prusso1/circle_of_oppre...
Social Justice
Social Justice• The Government’s Agenda for creating a  fair and equal society where ‘everyone  matters’
Social Justice• The Government’s Agenda for creating a  fair and equal society where ‘everyone  matters’• Equitable access...
How privileged are you?   And the survey says…..
Approaches to Anti-oppressive Education…
Approaches to Anti-oppressive Education…• Subtle ways like changing the  wording of issues
Approaches to Anti-oppressive Education…• Subtle ways like changing the  wording of issues• Obvious ways like creating lea...
What can teachers do?
What can teachers do?• Teach students to value difference,  recognize injustice, and take action  to question injustice
What can teachers do?• Teach students to value difference,  recognize injustice, and take action  to question injustice• C...
What can teachers do?• Teach students to value difference,  recognize injustice, and take action  to question injustice• C...
What can teachers do?• Learn from and collaborate with  other teachers who teach for social  justice
What can teachers do? (cont.)• Learn from and collaborate with  other teachers who teach for social  justice• Take a stanc...
Discussion Time!!!1. Form two small groups.2. Use the discussion guide to   discuss Kumashiro’s article.3. Exchange two me...
Removing Oppressive Lenses            (Kevin Kumashiro)• Education for the Other (recognizing  oppression and its effects)...
Lenses of Oppression                           •   racism    •   colonialism                          •   sexism• Anti-sem...
Lenses of Oppression                        •   racism•   Anti-semitism                          •   sexism    •   ablism ...
Lenses of Oppression                       •   racism•   ablism                                  •   sexism    •   heteros...
Lenses of Oppression                     •   racism• heterosexism                      •   sexism                 •       ...
Lenses of Oppression               •   racism•   classism                •   sexism
Lenses of Oppression•   sexism            •   racism
Lenses of Oppression      •   racism
Perceptions free from oppression,let teachers focus on individuals.         Anti-oppressive Lens
Never judge me till you’vewalked a mile in my shoes...
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Anti-Oppressive Education

  1. 1. Anti-oppressive Education …Leading to Social Justice
  2. 2. Class Outline• Introduction to anti-oppressive education and social justice• Self awareness activity• Discussion of “Posts” article in small group format• Discussion of Indecently Exposed in small group format• Large group debriefing of article and video• Closure
  3. 3. Oppression is:A social dynamic in whichcertain ways of being in thisworld,including certain waysof identifying or beingidentified, are normalized orprivileged while other waysare disadvantaged ormarginalized.
  4. 4. Forms of oppressioninclude:
  5. 5. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism
  6. 6. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism
  7. 7. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism• Sexism
  8. 8. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism• Sexism• Heterosexism
  9. 9. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism• Sexism• Heterosexism• Anti-Semitism
  10. 10. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism• Sexism• Heterosexism• Anti-Semitism• Ablism
  11. 11. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism• Sexism• Heterosexism• Anti-Semitism• Ablism• Colonialism
  12. 12. Forms of oppressioninclude:• Racism• Classism• Sexism• Heterosexism• Anti-Semitism• Ablism• Colonialism• And other isms….
  13. 13. Circle of Oppression:Oppression is socially constructed, notindividual.From:http://www.oswego.edu/~prusso1/circle_of_oppression.htm
  14. 14. Social Justice
  15. 15. Social Justice• The Government’s Agenda for creating a fair and equal society where ‘everyone matters’
  16. 16. Social Justice• The Government’s Agenda for creating a fair and equal society where ‘everyone matters’• Equitable access to resources and the benefits derived from them; a system that recognizes inalienable rights and adheres to what is fair, honest, and moral. (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms)
  17. 17. How privileged are you? And the survey says…..
  18. 18. Approaches to Anti-oppressive Education…
  19. 19. Approaches to Anti-oppressive Education…• Subtle ways like changing the wording of issues
  20. 20. Approaches to Anti-oppressive Education…• Subtle ways like changing the wording of issues• Obvious ways like creating learning situations that help students to be critical observers of their environment
  21. 21. What can teachers do?
  22. 22. What can teachers do?• Teach students to value difference, recognize injustice, and take action to question injustice
  23. 23. What can teachers do?• Teach students to value difference, recognize injustice, and take action to question injustice• Critically evaluate and modify curriculum, materials, and teaching strategies
  24. 24. What can teachers do?• Teach students to value difference, recognize injustice, and take action to question injustice• Critically evaluate and modify curriculum, materials, and teaching strategies• Expand personal and professional knowledge about issues of oppression and marginalized groups
  25. 25. What can teachers do?• Learn from and collaborate with other teachers who teach for social justice
  26. 26. What can teachers do? (cont.)• Learn from and collaborate with other teachers who teach for social justice• Take a stance in their personal, social, and professional lives to work for social justice
  27. 27. Discussion Time!!!1. Form two small groups.2. Use the discussion guide to discuss Kumashiro’s article.3. Exchange two members with the other group.4. Discuss the video (second page of the discussion guide).
  28. 28. Removing Oppressive Lenses (Kevin Kumashiro)• Education for the Other (recognizing oppression and its effects)• Education about the Other (recognizing stereotypes)• Education that is Critical of Privileging and Othering (looking at society and white priviledge)• Education that Changes Students and Society (resistance, crisis, resignifying of self)
  29. 29. Lenses of Oppression • racism • colonialism • sexism• Anti-semitism • classism • ablism • heterosexism
  30. 30. Lenses of Oppression • racism• Anti-semitism • sexism • ablism • classism • heterosexism
  31. 31. Lenses of Oppression • racism• ablism • sexism • heterosexism • classism
  32. 32. Lenses of Oppression • racism• heterosexism • sexism • classism
  33. 33. Lenses of Oppression • racism• classism • sexism
  34. 34. Lenses of Oppression• sexism • racism
  35. 35. Lenses of Oppression • racism
  36. 36. Perceptions free from oppression,let teachers focus on individuals. Anti-oppressive Lens
  37. 37. Never judge me till you’vewalked a mile in my shoes...

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