Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Good article written from an American point of view about how a school district in Canada addresses and works against prejudice in its schools. The author remarks on how rare it is, but I would like to think similar conversations are taking place in schools across Canada (though I guess I can imagine some places where they aren't). From the article: “we saw intentionality around building the capacity of school staff to understand the roots of racism…to be comfortable having those conversations, and then creating units to have those conversations with students.” Another added, “Educators engaged students about privilege and identity. A focus on identity positively permeated the school.”

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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