A Class Divided and the Invisible Knapsack Review

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Imagine that your principal has come to you and stated that the district is interested in hosting a professional development workshop for educators to help them broaden their cultural competence, improve their family-teacher relationships, and enhance educational experiences for all students. The district is proposing using the materials from "A Class Divided" and "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" for the workshop. Both of these resources are dated, but are often used in schools to introduce faculty to social justice issues that affect educators.   

Your principal has asked you to submit a 500-750 word persuasive essay either in support of or against the use of the material in these resources. In your essay, include specific examples that discuss whether the materials could be used to help individuals broaden their cultural competence, build stronger relationships, and create more relevant educational experiences. If you argue that the materials should not be used, offer reputable alternatives for your principal to consider. Be sure to include links and descriptions of the alternative resources. You will need to read Electronic Resource 3: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, and watch e-Library Resource: A Class Divided (video) before beginning this assignment.

You will then be writing a ‘For’ or ‘Against’ essay based on the two materials. Reference both sources – why they would, or would not be good materials to use to raise the cultural competence of teachers; concern the thesis of this paper with whether or not these materials should be used for teacher-training and professional development to increase cultural competence.

If the link in the Course Materials is not working for the ‘White Privilege’ article try this one:  https://nationalseedproject.org/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack

A class divided https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/osi04.soc.ush.civil.divided1/a-class-divided-1-the-daring-lesson/#.W4ckSvZFxPY

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