Why center one's teaching around issues of SOCIAL JUSTICE? <ul><li>What is social justice?  </li></ul><ul><li>It is not so...
Social justice should not be part of our teaching but it should belong to our identity of citizens (who also vote for thos...
WORDS! <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>->from Latin  educere  &quot;to take outside? </li></ul><ul><li>Outside where? ...
PURPOSE OF MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM? <ul><li>To reflect the real world out there! </li></ul>
It differs from the idea I have of the US history and its social structures and layers. Is  Multiculturalism  the right wo...
Multiculturalism versus Monoculturalism <ul><li>Whose Mono? </li></ul><ul><li>WASP (in Music = Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, et...
Multiculturalism implies that a former Monoculture should step down and consider others…
What about Multiculturalism versus Interculturalism? <ul><li>“ Interculturalism requires an inherent openness to be expose...
IDEA OF POWER <ul><li>GUSTEIN  </li></ul><ul><li>awakening of political consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>READ and WRITE the...
EMPOWERMENT <ul><li>GUSTEIN: </li></ul><ul><li>problem posing (critical thinking and engagement with the word through writ...
Its purpose? It is real and  enduring.
How could it work in your curriculum? <ul><li>From day one instead of spreading my knowledge I would start asking question...
What is not a…? <ul><li>SOCIAL MOVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>A movement  started and regulated merely by privileged white peo...
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  1. 1. Why center one's teaching around issues of SOCIAL JUSTICE? <ul><li>What is social justice? </li></ul><ul><li>It is not socialism! </li></ul>
  2. 2. Social justice should not be part of our teaching but it should belong to our identity of citizens (who also vote for those politicians whose programs address social justice) Why?
  3. 3. WORDS! <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>->from Latin educere &quot;to take outside? </li></ul><ul><li>Outside where? World,Country, State, City, Neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>from Greek Politike ': “it complies with a city” </li></ul><ul><li>Homus sapiens </li></ul><ul><li>sapiens is also Homus politicus </li></ul>
  4. 4. PURPOSE OF MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM? <ul><li>To reflect the real world out there! </li></ul>
  5. 5. It differs from the idea I have of the US history and its social structures and layers. Is Multiculturalism the right word?
  6. 6. Multiculturalism versus Monoculturalism <ul><li>Whose Mono? </li></ul><ul><li>WASP (in Music = Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, etc = EUROPEAN composers) </li></ul><ul><li>BUT Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul were born on the US territory as a consequence of US history </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore… which one is multicultural? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Multiculturalism implies that a former Monoculture should step down and consider others…
  8. 8. What about Multiculturalism versus Interculturalism? <ul><li>“ Interculturalism requires an inherent openness to be exposed to the culture of the &quot;other&quot;. Once a person is exposed to an element of a different culture, a dialogue will ensue, where everyone embarks upon understanding the culture of the other, and usually this involves comparisons. Thus, interculturalism breeds dialogue, in order to be able to look for commonalities between that element of one's culture and the culture of the other.
Interculturalism seeks to enhance fusion by looking for commonalities. Hence, a new world culture is constructed based on the fusion of all commonalities of cultures. The differences that remain make up the subcultures of the world” </li></ul><ul><li>This also leads to learn foreign languages and cultures (as a social need!) P.S. Languages are not just made of words... </li></ul>
  9. 9. IDEA OF POWER <ul><li>GUSTEIN </li></ul><ul><li>awakening of political consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>READ and WRITE the world </li></ul><ul><li>SLEETER </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Most people are ups and downs relative to someone else at various times, but some are downs in most relationships while others are ups most of the time” </li></ul>
  10. 10. EMPOWERMENT <ul><li>GUSTEIN: </li></ul><ul><li>problem posing (critical thinking and engagement with the word through writing the world!) </li></ul><ul><li>SLEETER </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment belongs to the community. It has nothing to do with individual advancement but with social activism. Teachers should communicate with the community </li></ul>
  11. 11. Its purpose? It is real and enduring.
  12. 12. How could it work in your curriculum? <ul><li>From day one instead of spreading my knowledge I would start asking questions and establish a real form of communication with my students, their parents, their stories, their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>B efore school starts I should investigate on the reality and the culture of the community I am about to enter </li></ul><ul><li>I must be open to suggestions, new worlds, new words. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is not a…? <ul><li>SOCIAL MOVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>A movement started and regulated merely by privileged white people not connected with the community </li></ul><ul><li>MUSIC EXAMPLE </li></ul><ul><li>95% of white dead men music (the problem is not theirs poor dead men but of the use white men alive make of them). </li></ul>

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