EDUC 497: Antiracist Education: A Mindfulness Approach
3 credit graduate course
Monday, June 22- Friday, June 26, 2020
Instructors: Dr. Monea T. Abdul-Majeed
Course Text: Text excerpts and articles as provided
If you’ve ever wondered how to be an educator who brings out the best in students of all races, this course is for you. This course is centered on a painful truth: racism exists in our world. But it doesn’t stop there. Hope also exists in our world when educators teach in ways that empower students of all races.
This course discusses how teachers can learn and teach antiracism in their classrooms and beyond. The goal of this course is to explore the relationship between implicit bias and systemic racism in education using a sociological and mindfulness lens. This course aims to enable teachers to serve all students, including students of color, in a way that sees them, hears them, and values their experiences.
After a history of systemic racism, this course will focus on how systemic racism shows up in education and what teachers can do about dismantling racism. Teachers will develop shared language around antiracism, dive into their own implicit bias, and walk away with tangible ways to share antiracist education.