Read: Dialogue and Debate “The Way you Say IT” By Dr. Keith Suter, Author, Lecturer, Consultant for Social Policy http://www.crnhq.org/Dialogue-and-Debate.aspx?rw=c
Finish reading: Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Chapter 3. Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Chapter- pages 87-92 http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon2/pedagogy/pedagogychapter3.html
Written Assignment: Reflection on 2 weeks of service: Describe your experience. What you see, think, hear. What are the larger structural issues that might affect the families of the children you serve? What is Freire asking of you as you begin to dialogue, internally and externally about your experience?
Develop 5 statements that would fit into the exercise described below that relate to those structural issues. (Immigration, citizenship, educational inequities…).
We are going to practice dialogue and debate in fourth hour. A statement will be read, each person in class must decide whether they agree, strongly agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the statement. You will find yourself in a small group of students who together will come up with a reason for your decision and come up with a response that might convince others your stance is best. We will use questions you develop in the exercise.
Strongly held beliefs and opinions are always grounded in facts. The United States is open to immigrants. If people who live in poverty work hard enough they can become middle class.
We live in a post racist society, Hate speech should be legal. Marriage should be between a man and a woman. The confederate flag is a symbol of racism. Education is equal for all citizens