Race and Racism in Classroom Interaction: What Teachers Need to Know and What They Can Do
How do race and racism matter in classroom interaction? What can teachers do to teach in anti-racist ways on an everyday basis? In this talk, Dr. Shah will introduce a framework called “racial noticing,” which provides teachers and teacher educators a way of organizing how they attend, interpret, and respond to various types of racial phenomena in learning settings. Dr. Shah will argue that to actually attenuate racial inequity in classrooms, teachers need concrete tools for identifying racist patterns in classroom interaction. To illustrate this argument, Dr. Shah will present preliminary findings from a collaborative study with middle school mathematics teachers, who used an equity-focused, classroom observation tool called EQUIP (www.equip.ninja) to identify and mitigate the impact of implicit racial biases in their teaching practice.
Friday, October 12 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Swallow Hall, 101