Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:30 PM EST - 8:00 PM EST
Bank Street College of Education
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
The Niemeyer Series featuring Amy Stuart Wells
“Segregated Pedagogy; Segregated Schools: The Role of Progressive Education in the Drive for More Culturally Responsive Schools”
The history and key tenets of progressive education reveal natural conceptual connections to multicultural education, culturally responsive pedagogy, and ethnic studies curriculum. These connections imply that progressive educators should be at the forefront of efforts to integrate schools by integrating instructional approaches. This integration of these different pedagogical strategies has not yet occurred, however, and in fact, their separate existences in separate schools and classrooms exacerbates racial, ethnic and socio-economic segregation as parents are forced to choose one or another.
In this lecture, Wells will examine the racial and socio-economic divide among educators and parents that perpetuates these divisions and explore the possibility of convergence. And finally, she will explore the impact of federal accountability policies on this divide and call for a grassroots, interracial movement to advocate for less teaching to the test and more progressive education that is culturally relevant.
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