Technology has taken a prominent position in many schools as we have taught these past few years, yet we need to look at who is using what technological tools… and why? We read how technology manifests and reproduces categorical inequalities in education, with some lessons on how to disrupt those means of sorting students.
Later, we read an article critiquing the prominent savior narrative used in education to avoid important conversations about classroom power dynamics and the treatment of teachers in society.
- First Segment – 01:54 – Technology reproducing inequality
- Second Segment – 26:45 – (L)ove praxis and teacher saviors
- Rafalow, M. H., & Puckett, C. (2021). Sorting Machines: Digital Technology and Categorical Inequality in Education. Educational Researcher https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X211070812
- Coppola, S. (Dec 23rd, 2021). Love in the K-12 Classroom: A Critical Comparison of [White] Teacher Saviorism and ‘Love as the Practice of Freedom’. Medium. https://shawnacoppola.medium.com/love-in-the-k-12-classroom-a-critical-comparison-of-white-teacher-saviorism-and-love-as-the-d5535246e5f7
- Social Reproduction in Classrooms and Schools (Collins, 2009)
- Multiplication is for White People (Delpit, 2013)
- Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work (Anyon, 1980)
- Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong (Smithsonian Mag)
- Maslow’s hierarchy connected to Blackfoot beliefs (Michel, 2014)
- Who Created Maslow’s Iconic Pyramid? (Scientific American)
We drink Raven, an imperial stout from Sandhills Brewing in Mission, KS.