Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Teaching & Learning
In the course of American history, students from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities have been left out of the educational conversation. This has created an era of undereducated citizens who have historically used privilege to oppress students from these communities. Teachers must use their privilege to teach antiracist education that specifically encourages students to stand up for the justice needed to make a better world. Although this education is important, politicians, parents, and school board administrators are consistently putting teachers in an awkward position when they work towards implementing antiracist education by enacting policies that force them to stop or threatening termination for speaking on divisive concepts. Through this autoethnography, I have analyzed my own practices and reflected on my teaching through autobiographies, journal entries, and book studies so that readers understand the struggles of a teacher who cares about, and implements, antiracist education in the current politically charged social environment.
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Jacobson, Taylor M..
"An Autoethnography on Teaching Antiracism in the Current Sociopolitical Environment"
(2023). Master of Science in Education (MSEd), Thesis, Teaching & Learning, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/026s-as54