Ethnic Studies

4:44pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Education

Bay Area schools put race on the syllabus

 

Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from the perspective of people who aren't white. It’s also a chance to break down race in the classroom, and deal with tough concepts like unconscious racism and structural inequality.

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5:12pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Ethnic Studies

Proposal to fuse ethnic studies programs sparks controversy

Last month, the San Francisco school board unanimously agreed to expand ethnic studies courses to all San Francisco High Schools starting next fall. About 90 percent of the district is made up of people of color. Courses on ethnic identity and race-relations are currently being taught at five high schools as part of a pilot program initiated six years ago. District officials say the classes have improved the attendance and GPAS at those schools.

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12:49pm

Thu April 3, 2014

East Bay Express: Berkeley's unequal punishment of teachers

From our partners at the East Bay Express
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Sam Levin
On December 12, 2012, Berkeley High School teacher Brian Crowell wrote to principal Pasquale Scuderi about a concern he and several colleagues had been discussing for years. He wanted to know why the ninth-grade history curriculum at Academic Choice, one of six educational programs at the high school, did not include an ethnic studies component.

4:40pm

Thu January 31, 2013
Education

Redefining education with Kenneth Monteiro

Prof. Kenneth Monteiro, Dean of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University

San Francisco has pioneered many concepts for the country. One of them is recognizing the importance of a college education that’s diverse, and multicultural, reflecting the populace. And so, the country’s first Department of Ethnic Studies was launched at San Francisco State University in 1968.

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12:00am

Thu November 29, 2012
Your Call

Today On Your Call: Bringing Diversity Into Higher Education

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On today's Your Call we’ll talk about bringing diversity into higher education. How do you do it? How do you know when it’s working? We’ll look back at the history of ethnic studies and try and make sense of the battles going on today. What does ethnic studies really mean? How about diversity studies? What has been gained by the creation of these departments and what may be lost in their consolidation?

Guests:

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