This month we are talking about race, and read a series of papers looking at the experience of Black students in US education.
First, we read an article that examined the story of “The Space Traders” as a starting point for imagining what it looks like to create Black Education Spaces for students to express fugitivity and create racial counterspaces.
Later, we read an empirical study that measured associations between autonomy-supportive teaching practices and student self-determination skill expression. They found connections between the way Black students perceive autonomy-support and their engagement & skill development.
- First Segment – 01:39 – Making Black Educational Spaces
- Second Segment – 28:41 – Autonomy-Support and Skill Expression
Cover image by Tyson Cecka
- Warren, C. A., & Coles, J. A. (2020). Trading spaces: Antiblackness and reflections on Black education futures. Equity & Excellence in Education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/10665684.2020.1764882
- Parker, J. S., Parris, L., Lau, M., Dobbins, A., Shatz, L., Porush, S., & Wilkins, B. (2021). Perceived Teacher Autonomy Support and Self-Determination Skill Expression: Predictors of Student Engagement Among African American High School Students. Journal of Black Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/00957984211009190
We drink Weizen-Radler, a non-alcoholic beer from Paulaner in Munich, Germany.