Read: 4 case studies by (topic)—From Gorski, Paul and Seema Pothini, Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education ( New York: Routledge, 2018)
Case 3:4 High Expectations or Unrealistic Goals? pp. 27-28 (income)
Case 3:5 Technology Progress, Equity regress pp. 29-30 (income, digital divide)
Case 4:3 A Difference in Perspective pp. 35-36 (ethnicity)
Case 6:3 Diverse Friends Day pp. 51-53 (Diversity)
Case 8.4 Insufficient accommodations pp. 71-72 (Ability)
Case 11:3 A Legacy of Privilege on the Soccer Pitch pp. (diversity)
Written Assignment: Choose 2 case studies. 1. Identify the bias or inequities in the case.
2. What are the different perspectives? 3. What are Challenges? 4. Imagine just/equitable outcome 5. Brainstorm a solution—what would you do? (you may do this assignment with another person so you can talk through the analysis of the case study.
Create 5 statements related to the case studies that can be used in Agree/Disagree exercise. Examples
- A class or community activity should be designed so that everyone can participate in the same way.
- Solution to problems that reflect bias can be considered to avoid conflict
If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it. John Lewis
Remember that your service sites will expect you during midterm week make sure you are prepared. You don’t want to miss service 2 weeks in a row. (midterm and fall break)