Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 12, 2022

An Anti-Racist Understanding of Deficit Thinking

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Deficit ideology defines every social problem in relation to those toward the bottom of the power hierarchy, trains our gaze in that direction, and as a result, manipulates the popular discourse in ways that protect and reify existing sociopolitical conditions' - Paul Gorski Aim: Identify the symptoms of structural inequity in your classroom and build capacity to champion more equitable practices in your school. Learning objectives To understand the concept of deficit ideology To understand the principles anti-racist practice To recognise the historical correlation between deficit ideology and racism. To recognize how deficit thinking and racism affect educational outcomes at school, particularly at your own school. To be able to identify deficit thinking when it happens, and mitigate its impact within your own classroom.

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Curtis Worrell
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