1 - discourse. l Examples of categories--- race--- sex and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/24/10 Creating an Empowering Multicultural Curriculum Christine Sleeter, 2000 The curriculum we teach is as good as our own understanding of what we are teaching (Howard, 1999)
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11/24/10 Centering Whose Experience Frames What We Know l History is somebody’s story about what happened. l Questions about what it means to “center” can be answered differently, depending on whose experience one is considering. l Centering narratives from the margins has the potential to open up an examination of marginalization itself.
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11/24/10 Social Construction of Theory l The dominant society, having historically excluded marginalized groups from education, has maintained that if one is… … well-educated … scientifically trained … able to gather information properly, one can come to valid and objective conclusions about anybody or anything.
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11/24/10 l Intellectuals from many marginalized groups question categories that are imposed and naturalized in the dominant
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Unformatted text preview: discourse. l Examples of categories--- race--- sex and gender--- ethnicity--- religion--- nation--- disability 11/24/10 Subjugation and Liberation l The dominant society will not necessarily pass on a history of struggle to members of subordinated groups, because such historical memory can fuel and strengthen movements for change today. l Examples--- civil rights struggles of the 1960s--- Asian Americans as model minority--- heterosexual view of gay and lesbian 11/24/10 Oppressed groups are durable, strong, and active l Presumed characteristics of groups--- strengths and abilities of Euro-American male leaders & thinkers--- deficiencies of have not groups such as culture, language, family A curriculum that denies oppression ends up either trivializing the strengths of an oppressed group or highlighting only that segment that...
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