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Living Contradictions and Working for Change: Toward a Theory of Social Class–Sensitive Pedagogy by Stephanie Jones and Mark D. Vangle
Abstract: "This essay describes a vision of social class–sensitive pedagogy aimed at disrupting endemic classism in schools. We argue persistent upward mobility discourses construct classist hierarchies in schools and classroom practice and are founded on misunderstandings of work, lived experiences of social class, and the broader social and economic context of the United States and the world. Educators may unwittingly alienate the very students they hope to inspire, cause for serious inquiry into what a social class–sensitive pedagogy might entail. The manuscript highlights five interrelated principles that provide insights to what research tells us and how it can be used in K–12 and teacher education."
Explainer: Equity & Equality
By Pat Norman, PhD candidate and librarian at The University of Sydney. Defining the difference between equality and equity.
The Impacts of Social Class: Crash Course Sociology #25
"This week we are building on last week’s outline of American stratification to explore how class differences affect people’s daily lives. We’ll explore variations in everything from values & beliefs to health outcomes, and look at how these things can perpetuate inequality across generations."
Inclusion of Socioeconomic Status in Psychology Curricula
APA activities, "These exercises have been contributed by colleagues in response to requests for exercises designed to raise the awareness of psychology students about social class and socioeconomic issues in six categories: attitudes; discrimination; income; oppression; privilege; properties and resources.
In some cases, the descriptions have been condensed from what was originally received or have been modified to make them more specific to socioeconomic status (SES). Names of contributors for each exercise are noted in parentheses; their cooperation in this project is acknowledged with thanks."
Includes: attitudes, discrimination, income, oppression, privilege, property, and resources.
About the Guide
This guide was created by the Social Justice, Equity, and Teaching Transformation Faculty Learning Community (SETT-SU FLC) and Angeline Prichard, Research & Instructional Librarian. SETT-SU FLC is made up of faculty members from various departments across campus who share an interest in learning how to effectively teach topics of diversity and implement pedagogical choices that respect and affirm diversity in our classrooms.
If you have any suggested resources you think should be added to the guide, please submit them here!
Send any questions or comments about the guide to SETT-SU FLC co-facilitators Becky Anthony or Erin Stutelberg.