Teacher-Researchers to Present Social Justice Work at International Paulo Freire Forum

A teacher-researcher team from UCLA Lab School will speak about developing a social justice curriculum for elementary school age children and how it relates to the role of teacher as public intellectual at the VIII International Meeting of the Paulo Freire Forum on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Their paper, "Creating Collegial Relationships for Social Justice," reports on a three-year project supported by the Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching and UCLA’s Center X through a grant from the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Genevieve D’Arcy, Shernice Lazare, Cyrene St. Amant, Carla-Anne Thomas and Christopher Wilson have been using peer coaching and self reflection to help each other engage young children to think critically about issues of equity, access, power and authority and build skills for leadership in community service and civic engagement.