Bandying About Racial Inequalities Is No Longer Forbidden In Teaching Spaces
The University of Akron’s LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education is conducting a town hall forum in order to encourage local educators to impart racial inequities prevailing in the country.
The discussion on “Teaching About Racial Inequities in American Schools” will be held on 11th October at 310 Buchtel Commons.
UA Education and psychology faculty members are to partake in the discussion. The discussion will pertain to the rationale and best practices for involving youth in conversations around racial issues in the classroom. The University said that the idea of conducting a forum was inspired by the national dialogue about race, social justice and racial inequity.
Brad Maguth, Assistant Professor with the Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies made said that owing to the protests by NFL athletes and Black Lives Matter advocacy groups, subjects like racism and its impact on communities have caught the media’s glare.
Teachers and principals often find themselves ill-prepared and ill-equipped to enter into difficult conversations especially the ones concerning issues of racial inequity. More often than not, the educators find themselves unable to aptly respond to concerns expressed by the youth and connect the subject to the academic curriculum.
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