Faculty across the college are searching for ways to more fully embrace antiracist teaching. In a summer reading circle, a group of colleagues in Spanish looked for theoretical approaches and practical applications to help students engage critically with current issues in Spanish-speaking communities, while further developing their language skills. What can we learn from their experience? What might translate to other disciplines and other classes?
Beatriz Pariente-Beltran, Senior Lecturer in Spanish
Claudia Lange, Instructor in Spanish
Vera Coleman, Lecturer in Spanish
Fernando Contreras, Instructor in Spanish
Resources from Social Justice in the Language Curriculum LTC lunch
- Spirituality, Social Justice and Language Learning
- This book explores the intersection between language learning/teaching and two areas that are often neglected: spirituality and social justice. It includes both theoretical concepts and case studies of how to include these themes in language teacher education and classrooms.
- Words and actions : teaching languages through the lens of social justice (2nd ed.)
- This book explores how social justice education fits within the context of contemporary approaches to language instruction. It gives examples of curricula and lesson plans for teaching social justice in a variety of languages and levels. It also gives guidance on how to navigate difficult conversations in the classroom.
- Teaching intercultural citizenship across the curriculum : the role of language education
- This book specifically looks at how language education can be in communication with other disciplines to promote social justice. It includes theory, questions for reflection, and materials for implementation.