Presentation: Developing Critical Consciousness: Knowledge Instructors Need to Implement Asset-Based Instruction (Faculty & Staff)
Much like K-12 learning contexts, postsecondary institutions have had to contend with critiques of the myriad ways they sustain deficit orientations for minoritized students. Among the deficit orientations that are ubiquitous in K-20+ learning contexts are racist notions that have been upheld as normative while at the same time culture and race-free. Deficit orientations, however, reflect a superiority of practices, expectations, and experiences that minoritized students are perceived to lack. This presentation will engage participants in exploring the kind of knowledge that is necessary to develop critical consciousness and develop asset-based approaches.
Dr. Francesca López is the Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy at Pennsylvania State University, College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department. López’s research focuses on the ways educational settings promote achievement for marginalized youth and has been funded by the American Educational Research Association Grants Program, the Division 15 American Psychological Association Early Career Award, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Prior to joining Penn State in July 2020, she served as the Ernest W. McFarland distinguished professor in leadership for education policy and reform; founder and director of the Education Policy Center; and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Arizona. She is a co-editor of the National Education Policy Center publications and former co-editor of the American Educational Research Journal.
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