Facing History & Ourselves is proud to partner with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Equity and Access (OEA) to offer professional development and educational resources to further equity and justice in NYC public schools.
The following resources provide opportunities for educators who have completed the OEA’s Implicit Bias Workshop to explore the history of race, education, and equity.
This collection includes:
Resources on identity and implicit bias
Resources on race and educational inequity
Resuorces on racism and discrimination in response to crisis
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These resources help to deepen educators’ understanding of the complexity of identity and how it factors into creating a safe learning environment, as well as to further their knowledge of implicit bias.
In order to understand the contemporary issues of race and educational inequity, these resources explore the historical context connected to the construct of race, the roots of IQ testing, the racialization of academic identity, and the resulting impact on achievement.
The anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has been coupled with a rise in racism, xenophobia, and discrimination in Europe and North America. The following resources can help educators and students understand that the racist reactions to the new coronavirus reflect a long association between disease and “outsiders.”
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Race, Equity, and the State of Education: A Conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera
The global pandemic has magnified deep structural and historical inequities. Listen to a conversation with Dr. Pedro Noguera, national educational leader and Dean of the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, where we hear his reflections on the state of education today and what it means to support social justice and be an anti-racist educator.
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Working for Justice, Equity and Civic Agency in Our Schools: A Conversation with Clint Smith
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Centering Student Voices to Build Community and Agency
Explore approaches to centering student voice, building authentic relationships and cultivating community with Molly Josephs, the creator of This Teenage Life, a youth-driven, story-sharing podcast that started as a school club.