We Want to Do More Than Survive

"We who are dark"--Educational survival -- Mattering -- Grit, zest, and racism (the hunger games) -- Abolitionist teaching, freedom dreaming, and Black joy -- Theory over gimmicks : finding your North Star -- We gon' be alright, but that ...

We Want to Do More Than Survive

We Want to Do More Than Survive

Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists. Drawing on her life's work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. She argues that the US educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex. To dismantle the educational survival complex and to achieve educational freedom--not merely reform--teachers, parents, and community leaders must approach education with the imagination, determination, boldness, and urgency of an abolitionist. Following in the tradition of activists like Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and Fannie Lou Hamer, We Want to Do More Than Survive introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice.

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We Want to Do More Than Survive
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Bettina Love
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-04 - Publisher:

Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists. Drawing on her life's work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence,
We Want to Do More Than Survive
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Bettina L. Love
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-19 - Publisher: Beacon Press

Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists. Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence,
The Spirit of Our Work
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Cynthia Dillard
Categories: EDUCATION
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-09 - Publisher: Beacon Press

An exploration of how engaging identity and cultural heritage can transform teaching and learning for Black women educators in the name of justice and freedom in the classroom In The Spirit of Our Work, Dr. Cynthia Dillard centers the spiritual lives of Black women educators and their students, arguing that
Regenerative Purpose
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Wendy May
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-07 - Publisher: Kaistara

The existential question of our time is no longer why we exist — but rather if we will continue to exist. As we witness the dissolution of familiar structures and systems, humans are awakening to consider how our participation in the planetary ecosystem impacts the survival of our species. Many
More Than an Ally
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Michael L. Boucher Jr.
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

The Caring Solidarity framework is both descriptive and aspirational. It is an attempt to empower White teachers to do the work of interrogating their racial privilege and join in Caring Solidarity with their African American students. The framework can be used to describe teachers who are working in Caring Solidarity

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