Center for Anti-Oppressive Education



2005 Conference




Tentative 2005 Conference Schedule
(as of September 16)


4:00-7:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop


8:00am Registration Begins
8:30-9:45 Breakout Session #1
10:00-11:15 Breakout Session #2
11:30-12:45 Breakout Session #3
12:45-2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:15 Breakout Session #4
3:30-4:45 Breakout Session #5
5:00-5:30 General Session


9:00-10:30 Breakout Session #6
10:45-12:15 Breakout Session #7
12:15-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:45 Breakout Session #8
3:00-4:15 Breakout Session #9

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Pre-Conference Workshop on Publishing for Emerging Scholars

Designed for emerging scholars (graduate students and recent graduates) in the field of teacher education and social justice, this workshop shares tips on publishing books and journal articles. Registration for this workshop is now closed.

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Breakout Session #1

1A: Innovative Perspectives on Teacher Education and Social Justice

Uptake and Out-Take: New Teachers Struggling for Critical Practice
Tim Mahoney, California State University at Stanislaus

When Teachers View Multiculturalism as "Tokenizing": Towards a Curriculum of Difference as Alterity
Bic Ngo, University of Minnesota

Diversity Pedagogy: Equitable Access to School Learning
Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Texas Tech University

1B: Addressing Students with Disabilities

Strategies for Boundary Keeping: The Role of Normalcy and Professionalism in Maintaining Ableist Understanding
Margaret McLean, University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Marshallese in Hawai'i: Culture, Diversity, and Education
Amy T. Nawatani, University of California at Santa Barbara

Decolonizing Our Way to Inclusion: The A'o Kipona School Partnerships and Preservice Teacher Education Project
Julie K. Smith & Mary Jane Fox, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Breakout Session #2

2A: Whiteness and White Racism

Dealing with the Complex Problem of Institutionalized White Racism in Education: A Research-Based, Social Justice Perspective
Michael D'Andrea, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Empowering African American Students and Deconstructing Whiteness in American Literature
William A. McHenry, Jones College Prep High School, Illinois

Learning to See: The Development of Race Consciousness in White Teachers
Kerri Ullucci, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

2B: Reaching Underserved Students and Schools

Desegregating Computer Science: Lessons from an Urban District
Joanna Goode, University of Oregon

Emerging from the Cocoon of Romani Pride: The First Graduates of the Gandhi Secondary School in Hungary
Susan Roberta Katz, University of San Francisco

Using Photovoice to Promote Youth Activism and Academic Success in Low-Performing Schools
Lynn Wu, University of California at Berkeley

Breakout Session #3

3A: Symposium on the Achievement Gap

Too Many Children Left Behind: Why Ruby Payne is Contributing to the Reproduction of Current Educational Inequities and Widening the Achievement Gap
Roberta Ahlquist, San Jose State University; Virginia Lea, Sonoma State University; & Rosalinda Quintanar, San Jose State University

3B: Creating Safer Campuses

Stopping Verbal Harassment: Teaching to Transform Language and Power in Schools
Elizabeth J. Meyer, McGill University, Canada

Creating Safe Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students
Susan T. Reardon, Kalaheo High School, Hawai'i

Queer Coyotes: Cal State San Marcos's Outreach Efforts to the GLBT Community
Gilbert Valadez, California State University at San Marcos

Breakout Session #4

4A: Symposium on the Achievement Gap, Part II

Solutions to the Achievement Gap
Gilda M. Bloom-Leiva, San Francisco State University; Lynda Bynoe, California State University at Monterey Bay; Jacqueline Hughes, California State University at Bakersfield; & Theresa Montano, California State University at Northridge

4B: Self-Study and Self-Reflection in Teacher Education Programs

What Does It Mean to Prepare Critically Reflective Practitioners?: Insights and Challenges from an Urban Alternative Teacher Preparation Program
Karen Lowenstein, Boettcher Teachers Program, Colorado

The Social Curriculum as the Foundation for Personal and Social Responsibility: Teaching Pre-Service Teachers to Reflect
Margaret Richardson & Joy Mosher, State University of New York at Cortland

Developing Social Justice Educators through Self-Study Research
Allison Skerrett, Boston College

Breakout Session #5

5A: Processes of Learning to Be a Social Justice Educator

Moving Beyond the Simple Logic of Labeling?: Employing "Making Up People" in an Elementary Education Social Studies Methods Course
Connie North, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Acquiring Principles of Justice: Postcolonial and Cognitive Science Perspectives on Developing Teachers' Commitments to Justice
Thomas M. Philip, University of California at Berkeley

The Psychology of the "Post-it": Unfamiliar Male Teachers
Gideon Unkeless, Wesleyan University

5B: Connecting Education with the Community

Future Teachers and Families Explore Humanization through Chicana/o-Latina/o Children's Literature
Rosa Furumoto, California State University at Northridge

A Collaborative Inquiry into Transformative Pedagogy With and For Yoeme and Latino Fifth Graders
Gopa Goswami, Tucson Unified School District, Arizona

The Value of Civic Engagement: Securing Social Justice by Teaching Human Rights and Social Responsibility
Barbara Landau, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

General Session

Performance and presentation by the students, teachers, and parents in the Mexica/Aztec dance group, Danza Mexica Cuahutemoc de Mexicayotl, of Mexicayotl Academy, Arizona.

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Breakout Session #6

6A: Symposium on Intolerance

Open Dialogue in the Face of Student Belief that "Multiculturalism is a Bunch of Crap"
Donald Cardinal, Anaida Colon-Muniz, Suzanne SooHoo, Kimberly A. White-Smith, Anna Wilson, & Tom Wilson, Chapman University

6B: Beyond Traditional Approaches to Teaching

Anti-Plagiarism and Anti-Oppressive Education: A Symbiotic Relationship
Patricia Ann Brock, Pace University

Give Peace a Chance: Promoting Peace Education in the Public Schools
Judy Daniels, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

A Critical Look at the Coaching for Character Movement: What Would Gulick Say?
Stephen D. Mosher, Ithaca College

Social Contexts of "Fag" and "Dyke": An Engagement with Concepts to Foster Inclusion in Schools
Gerald Walton, Queens University, Canada

Breakout Session #7

7A: Collaborations between Universities and Schools

Toward Improving Professional Development in High Need Schools
Anne M. Mungai, Adelphi University

Young (i.e., Untenured) Teacher Educators Focusing on Social Justice Issues: Fears, Compromises, and Lessons Learned
Deidre B. Sessoms & Janet Hecsh, California State University at Sacramento

Investigating School Discourses for Social Justice
Carol Schick, University of Regina, Canada

7B: Education At Risk of Losing Students

Learning Without Borders: Utilizing the Arts as a Tool for Social Justice
Miko Lee & Pia Guerrore, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, California

Utilizing Alternative School Programs as Educational Opportunities for At-Risk Students that have Dropped Out or been Kicked Out or Pushed Out of Traditional School Programs
LisaMarie P. Miramontes, University of California Cooperative Extension

African American Youths and Other Dilemmas of the Discipline Gap
Carla R. Monroe, College of Charleston

African American Students' Opportunities to Learn Mathematics in Two Central City Schools
Joi A. Spencer, University of California at Los Angeles

Breakout Session #8

8A: Service Learning and Community Engagement

Service Learning and Social Justice: Pedagogical Implications and Pre-Service Teacher Resistance
Fatima Hafiz, Temple University

Community Engagement of Youth from African Communities: Implications for Educational Practice
Beverley Hamilton, S. Nombuso Dlamini, & Maryszka Clovis, University of Windsor, Canada

Speak Up and Act Out Against Racism: A Course Designed for Activism and Service
Pamela A. Taylor, Seattle University

8B: Multiple Identities, Multiple Oppressions

What Can Queer Students of Colour TEACH Us?
Ka'ren Feder, York University

Social Justice in Adult Learning: Anti-Oppressive Education and the Intersection of Race and Sexual Orientation
Mitsunori Misawa, University of Georgia

Achieving Diversity
Kim Perrier, Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, New Mexico

Breakout Session #9

9A: Teachers at the Center of Teacher Professional Development

Community-Based Activism to Combat Colorblind Instruction: A Report on a Professional Development Initiative wtih New Teachers
Dawn Abt-Perkins, Lake Forest College; & Kathy Babcock, Waukegan Public Schools, Illinois

Growing Inclusive: Perspectives from the Inclusion Working Group, River East Elementary School
Jen Lee, River East Elementary School (M37), New York; & Nicole T. Marquez, University of Hawai'i Laboratory School

Social Justice Study Groups: Towards a Network of Teacher Activists in New York City
Edwin Mayorga, New York Collective of Radical Educators

9B: Creating Socially Just Schools

Freirean Culture Circles in Brazil: A Framework towards Socially Just Schools
Mariana Souto-Manning, University of South Carolina

The Solutions of the Past Created the Problems of Today
Laurie Wood, Utah Valley State College

A Framework: What a Socially Just School Might Look Like
Camille Lee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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