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Instructor Info:Kristen Luschen
Office Extension x5357
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Wednesday Friday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108
Description: Students and their parents see the value of their life histories in the classroom and they become more engaged with projects that draw from cultural-familial knowledge. How are teachers drawing from these sources of knowledge? What are the struggles of integrating children's community/family histories into schools? Does the integration of pedagogies of the home/family histories necessarily disrupt educators' deficit thinking? What does the process of integrating one's silenced history into school mean for under-represented/marginalized/silenced children and their families? How do educators work in solidarity with families for the education of children? We will draw from social and cultural foundations of education literature that highlights epistemologies and pedagogies exploring the intersection of cultural-familial knowledge and educational environments. While delving into the literature that addresses critical family history and oral history as pedagogical tools, we will engage in telling, writing, and researching our own critical family histories.