Sunday, October 21, 2012

Social Justice Action Plan

One issue I would like to address is the lack of diversity in the approved reading lists in my English 12 class.  The authors are mostly white males, with some approved works by white females.  From what I understand, it is very difficult to modify the approved reading curriculum but there is more freedom when assigning excerpts for students to read.  I plan on using excerpts of stories and works from authors that represent different cultural perspectives.  In this part of California, many students could benefit from reading material from Latino writers, for example.  I will make it a point to offer readings that offer different cultural perspectives.

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