Curriculum & Privilege /Inequality. Curriculum Reminder Curriculum & privilege/inequality Identities – review of ‘who we are’ Foregrounding Schools Site: Formal Curriculum Group Work Site: Lived Curriculum Storytelling Site: Curriculum as Narrative.
The objectives and goals that teachers strive to teach their students. These objectives and goals largely come from government (standardized tests, written curriculum documents) and change over time. Underlying these goals is a general expectation of growth‑ emotional, intellectual – that encompasses a student’s whole being. There is also an informal curriculum that is based on the lived experiences of students.
Turn to a partner and have a brief conversation about how you would change this definition given all the things that we have talked about.
Schools are identity forming institutions.
Inequalities (and privileges) are attached to particular social identities.
Schools become necessary sites to struggle against these inequalities.
This struggle is part of the history of schooling…
What might it mean if the production of privilege and inequality was connected to who we are as teachers?
What identities will our teaching promote?
What identities will our teaching foreclose?
What might it mean that even our best practices are also potentially oppressive?