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2010 Winter Meeting

2010 AAPT Winter Meeting
February 13-17, 2010
Washington, DC

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Equity Education "Outside the Box": Exploring Issues of Race and Gender in the Classroom Through the Lens of Privilege
  Date: Sunday, Feb.14
  Time: 8-11:45
  Price: Member: $50.00
Nonmember: $75.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Women in Physics
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Minorities in Physics
  Leader(s): Apriel Hodari,
  Co-Leader(s): Melissa Dancy
  Description Often discussions of race and gender center on the deficit model (why are "they" not succeeding, what are "they" lacking, etc.). This focus encourages solutions focused on changing "them" such as providing mentors or extra tutoring and experiences. Rarely do we examine aspects of our own privilege as educators, and how our privileges damage us and create unproductive environments in our classrooms. In this workshop we will challenge this traditional framing and consider issues of race and gender through the framing of privilege. Through activities and discussion we will explore the concept of privilege, how it plays out in the classroom, and how it can be used to rethink classroom practices. We will acknowledge and explore the emotional turbulence that the lens of privilege often creates, but focus on how we can redirect this emotional energy to empower ourselves and our students.
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