11/1/19

Class #9 Social Class and Social Studies (Part 2)

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Class #9 – Social Class and the Social Studies Curriculum (Part 2)

Reading:

Orlowski, P. (2008). Social class: How political ideology has made it the forgotten identity marker in British Columbia social studies curriculum. New Proposals1(2), 29-47. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/article/view/118

In Class Activity / Discussion: simulation game

Optional reading:

Class & Class Struggle; Money, Work, & Success; Skills sections of Stay Solid! (Hern et al.)

Assignment due:
Response to workshop readings on course blog

10/25/19

Class #8 – Social Class and the Social Studies Curriculum (Part 1)

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Class #8 – Social Class and the Social Studies Curriculum (Part 1)

Reading:

(A) Queen, G. (2014). Class struggle in the classroom. In E. W. Ross (Ed.). The social studies curriculum: Purposes, problems, and possibilities (4th Ed., pp. 313-334). Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/CJtiic

(B) Ross, E. W. (2018). Class. In D. G. Krutka, A. M. Whitlock, & M. Helmsing (Eds.), Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations (pp. 249-260). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. 

Optional reading:

Schwalbe, M. (2016, December 7). What we talk about when we talk about class. Counterpunch.

Anyon, J. (1981). Social class and school knowledge. Curriculum Inquiry, 11(1), 3-41. Retrieved from http://www.appstate.edu/~jacksonay/rcoe/anyon.pdf

The New Teacher Book, Chapter 4, “Measuring what matters”

 Assignment due:
Response to readings on course blog

 

10/18/19

Anti-Immigrant Vancouver Sun Op-ed (September 6, 2019)

(1) Web archive of Mark Hecht’s Vancouver Sun op-ed, which was published, then removed from the Vancouver Sun and The Province websites, but appeared in the print edition of the Vancouver Sun: Mark Hecht: Ethnic diversity harms a country’s social trust, economic well-being, argues professor

(2) Canadalandshow.com story: Author Of Anti-Immigrant Vancouver Sun Op-ed Explains How It Got Published

(3) The Tyee: That Sun Column Was No Outlier. Postmedia Has Embraced Dishonest, Dangerous Propaganda

10/11/19

Class #7 – Gender, Sexuality, the Body & Social Studies Curriculum

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[You might also be interested in this interview with Murray Corren a BC teacher and activist whose work resulted in, among other things, the Social Justice 12 course in BC social studies curriculum. See also: Queering the Social Studies: Lessons to be learned from Canadian secondary school Gay-Straight Alliances]

Class #7 – Gender, Sexuality, the Body & Social Studies Curriculum

Reading:

(A) Schmidt, S. (2010), Queering the social studies: The role of the social studies in normalizing citizens and sexuality in the common good. Theory and Research in Social Education, 38(3), 314-335.

(B) Mayo, J. B. (2013). Negotiating sexual orientation and classroom practice(s) at school. Theory and Research in Social Education 35(3), 447-464. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/sxbgsq

(C) Keenan, H. B. (2017). Unscripting curriculum: Toward a critical trans pedagogy. Harvard Educational Review, 87(4), 538-556.

Optional reading:

Family; Sex; Relationships; Gender; Disabilities; Our Physical Bodies sections of Stay Solid! (Hern et al.)

Assignments due:
Response to reading on course blog

10/4/19

Class #6 – Race, Racism, Anti-Racism, and Social Studies Curriculum

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Reading:

(A) Darren E. Lund & Paul R. Carr (2010) Exposing privilege and racism in The Great White North: Tackling whiteness and identity issues in Canadian education. Multicultural Perspectives, 12(4), 229-234, DOI: 10.1080/15210960.2010.527594

(B) King, L. J., & Chander, P. T. (2016). From non-racism to anti-racism in social studies teacher education: social studies and racial pedagogical content knowledge. In A. R. Croew & A. Cuenca (Eds.), Rethinking social studies teacher education in the twenty-first century (pp. 3-20). New York, NY: Springer International.

(C) Ghosh, R. (2008). Racism: A hidden curriculum. Education Canada, 48(4), 26-29.

Optional reading:
Stay Solid! – Sections on “Race”

Lund, D. E. (2006). Rocking the racism boat: School‐based activists speak out on denial and avoidance. Race Ethnicity and Education, (9)2, 203-221. DOI: 10.1080/13613320600696813

Sensoy, O. (2014). Beyond fearing the savage: Responding to Islamophobia in the classroom. In E. W. Ross (Ed.). The social studies curriculum: Purposes, problems, and possibilities (4th Ed., pp. 289-312). Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/CJtiic

Nelson, J. L., & Pang, V. O. (2014). Prejudice, racism, and the social studies curriculum. In E. W. Ross (Ed.). The social studies curriculum: Purposes, problems, and possibilities (4th Ed., pp. 203-225). Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/CJtiic

Assignments due:
Response to reading on course blog