Race and Pedagogy Initiative
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The 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference will take place at University of Puget Sound September 25-27, 2014.
The Race and Pedagogy Initiative is a collaboration of the University of Puget Sound and the South Sound community, which educates students and teachers at all levels to think critically about race and to act to eliminate racism.
Race and Pedagogy Initiative integrates intellectual assets of the campus into mutual and reciprocal partnership with local experience and expertise. The coalition engages campus and community in a sustained and committed effort to mitigate the effects of discrimination and structural racism, and thereby, improve education for all students. We build alliances and collaborate with individuals, groups, and organizations to research, develop, promote, celebrate, and support programs that aim to reduce inequities in education. We support projects that benefit and attract the participation of local, regional, and national audiences as a means to share understanding, expand horizons, and mobilize the work necessary to correct racial injustice.
What is race and pedagogy and how is it different than traditional concepts of education?
Critical pedagogy emphasizes and extends particular dimensions of effective teaching and learning processes. Critical pedagogy about race emphasizes learning and teaching as a multi-directional process in contrast to a one-way transaction between teachers and learners.