04:396 Culturally Proficient and Equitable Instruction [Douglas]

04:396 Culturally Proficient and Equitable Instruction examines the social construction of oppression, the development of anti-oppressive education and culturally proficient instruction. Students will learn practical classroom based and whole-school approaches to create equity, 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 also explore their own values and behaviours regarding marginalized students and learn to challenge diverse forms of oppression including racism, classism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, as well as other "isms." Students will also develop plans for social justice action as it applies to their context, community, and teaching environment.