EXPLORING GENDER AND RACE IN CANADIAN SCHOOLS

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When:
January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2019-01-15T19:00:00-04:00
2019-01-15T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Marshall d'Avray Hall, Room 356
UNB
Fredericton
NB
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Faculty of Education, UNB

FACULTY OF EDUCATION COLLOQUIUM SERIES

THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM: EXPLORING GENDER AND RACE IN CANADIAN SCHOOLS

Dr. Funké Aladejebi Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, University of New Brunswick

DATE Tuesday January 15th, 2019

BUILDING Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 356

TIME 7:00PM, with a reception to follow

THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT

Live Streamed athttp://www.youtube.com/user/UNBFEduc

Using the oral histories of Black women teachers, this presentation will explore the subtle and contradictory practices of racial and gender exclusion in Canadian schooling institutions. Building on what scholar and researcher, Frances Henry, describes as the “hidden curriculum,” this presentation will review the complex social relationships that receive little attention and research in educational studies because they address the intangible ‘ethos’ of schooling.  Here, we will review how spaces of difference are created in schools and the ways we can account for the unconscious and culturally based values and attitudes that exist in educational practice. Embedded in ordinary actions in Canadian schools, the day-to-day, relatively subtle actions of racism and sexism worked to in strategic ways to undermine Black women teachers’ agency and legitimacy within schools.

Funké Aladejebi is an Assistant Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of New Brunswick.  She is currently working on a manuscript titled, ‘Girl You Better Apply to Teachers’ College’: The History of Black Women Educators in Ontario, 1940s – 1980s, which explores the importance of Black Canadian women in sustaining their communities and preserving a distinct black identity within restrictive gender and racial barriers. She has published articles in Ontario History and Education Matters. Her research interests are in oral history, the history of education in Canada, black feminist thought and transnationalism.

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