04:356 Social Justice Education [Douglas]

Prerequisite: 04:253 or 04:254.

Social Justice Education examines intersecting oppressions, the development of anti-oppressive education and social justice pedagogies. Students will learn and assess system level, whole-school and classroom practice to move toward equity in education, as well as investigate some of the challenges they may encounter as they work toward creating an inclusive, supportive and compassionate classroom. Participants in the class will explore their own values and assumptions about privilege and oppression, and will learn to challenge multiple forms of oppression including racism, colonialism, classism, sexism, ableism and heteronormativity. Students will also develop plans for social justice action as it applies to their context, community, and teaching environment.

4 lecture hours per week, one term.