Monday, November 12, 2012

SUPPLEMENT 1: The Value(s) of An Education


“When someone with the authority of a teacher, say,
Describes the world and you are not in it, there is a
Moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked
Into a mirror and saw nothing."

-Adrienne Rich Invisibility in Academe

"Changing Education Paradigms" (RSA Animate)

Rethinking the Culture(s) and Value(s)

of American Education


Required Listening: 

IN-ClASS AUDIO: James Baldwin 
"Living and Growing in a White World"

Ice Cube
Ganster Rap Made Me Do it


Strongly Recommended: 

photo of children in front of a blackboard

"A Class Divided" (1985)

In 1968, Jane Elliot, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided here third-grade class into bue-eyed and brown-eyed groups. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on those children, and its enduring significance thirty years later.

Strongly Recommended:


"A Girl Like Me"

Directed by Kiri Davis
"In my high-school literature class", Kiri Davis "constructed an anthology with a wide range of different stories that I believed reflected the black girls experience. For the different chapters, I conducted interviews with a variety of black girls in my high school, and a number of issues surfaced concerning the standards of beauty imposed on today's black girls and how this affects their self-image."

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