Readings and Resources that Cut across Non-traditional Educational Environments

Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-prison Nexus
1st Edition
Subini Ancy Annamma
Published November 15, 2017 by Routledge

Linking powerful first-person narratives with structural analysis, The Pedagogy of Pathologization explores the construction of criminal identities in schools via the intersections of race, disability, and gender amid the prevalence of targeted mass incarceration. Focusing uniquely on the pathologization of female students of color, whose voices are frequently engulfed by labels of deviance and disability, a distinct and underrepresented experience of the school-to-prison pipeline is detailed through original qualitative methods rooted in authentic narratives. The book’s DisCrit framework, grounded in interdisciplinary research, draws on scholarship from critical race theory, disability studies, education, women’s and girl’s studies, legal studies, and more.

Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square
1st Edition
By Alayna Eagle Shield, Django Paris, Rae Paris, Timothy San Pedro
Published March 31, 2020 by Routledge

This book amplifies the distinct, intersecting, and coalitional possibilities of education in the spaces of ongoing movements for Native and Black liberation. Contributors highlight the importance of activist-oriented teaching and learning in community encampments and other movement spaces for the preservation and expansion of resistance education. With chapters from scholars, educators, and organizers, this volume offers lessons taken from these experiences for nation-state schools, classrooms, and spaces of teaching and learning that are most commonly experienced by Native and Black children and educators.

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Understanding the Psychological Effects of Racism and Oppression
1st Edition
By Ruth Fallenbaum
Published February 27, 2018 by Routledge

African American Patients in Psychotherapy integrates history, current events, arts, psychoanalytic thinking, and case studies to provide a model for understanding the social and historical dimensions of psychological development. Among the topics included are the black patient and the white therapist, the toll of even "small" racist enactments, psychological consequences of slavery and Jim Crow, the black patient’s uneasy relationship with health care providers, and a revisiting of the idea of "black rage." Author Ruth Fallenbaum also examines the psychological potential of reparation for centuries of slave labor and legalized wage and property theft.

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Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster
1st Edition
By Jack Saul
Published July 16, 2013 by Routledge

Collective Trauma, Collective Healing is a guide for mental health professionals working in response to large-scale political violence or natural disaster. It provides a framework that practitioners can use to develop their own community based, collective approach to treating trauma and providing clinical services that are both culturally and contextually appropriate. Clinicians will come away from the book with a solid understanding of new roles that health and mental health professionals play in disasters—roles that encourage them to recognize and enhance the resilience and coping skills in families, organizations, and the community at large.

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Power and Oppression on College Campuses
1st Edition
By Chris Linder, Stephen John Quaye, Alex C. Lange, Meg E. Evans, Terah J. Stewart
Published October 11, 2019 by Routledge

Historically and contemporarily, student activists have worked to address oppression on college and university campuses. This book explores the experiences of students engaged in identity-based activism today as it relates to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of oppression. Grounded by a national study on student activism and the authors’ combined 40 years of experience working in higher education, Identity-Based Student Activisms uses a critical, power-conscious lens to unpack the history of identity-based activism, relationships between activists and administrators, and student activism as labor. This book provides an opportunity for administrators, educators, faculty, and student activists to reflect on their current ideas and behaviors around activism and consider new ways for improving their relationships with each other, and ultimately, their campus climates.

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Low Attainers in a Global Knowledge Economy
1st Edition
By Sally Tomlinson
Published November 19, 2012 by Routledge

What happens to young people who are defined as lower attainers or having learning difficulties in a global knowledge economy?

How do we stop those with learning difficulties or disabilities being seen as social problems or simply as consumers of resources?

Governments in developed countries are driven by the belief that in a global economy all citizens should be economically productive, yet they are still not clear about the relationship between the education of low attainers and the labour market. This book examines this international phenomenon, exploring how those with learning difficulties are treated in a world economy where even low-skilled jobs require qualifications.

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A Lifespan Approach
6th Edition
By Leroy G. Baruth, M. Lee Manning
Published February 12, 2016 by Routledge

Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, 6th ed, offers counseling students and professionals a distinctive lifespan approach that emphasizes the importance of social justice and diversity in mental health practice. Chapters include case studies, reflection questions, and examinations of current issues in the field. Each chapter also discusses the ways in which a broad range of factors—including sexuality, race, gender identity, and socioeconomic conditions—affect clients’ mental health, and gives students the information they need to best serve clients from diverse backgrounds.

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Selected Essays 1981--2019
1st Edition
By Peggy McIntosh
Published July 22, 2019 by Routledge

From one of the world’s leading voices on white privilege and anti-racism work comes this collection of essays on the complexities and intersections of social, psychological, and educational phenomena related to power and privilege. Each of the four sections illustrates Peggy McIntosh’s unique style of intervening in and redirecting conversations about power in unusual ways. The book concludes with healing remedies to the problems of privilege and fraudulence in schools, including a blueprint for resisting the damaging effects of education and mainstream culture, so that ideals of inclusion and awareness of power can support the growth and development of all people.

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Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy
2nd Edition
By Catherine Ford Sori, Lorna Hecker, Molli E. Bachenberg

In The Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents, 2nd ed, you'll find the most powerful tools available for aiding children with their feelings, incorporating play techniques into therapy, providing group therapy to children, and encouraging appropriate parental involvement. The new edition includes scores of new exercises and handouts on bullying, suicidal ideation, ADHD, autism, adolescents and sex, and cultural issues. It’s a must-have arsenal for both novice and experienced professionals in family therapy, play therapy, psychology, psychiatry, counseling, education, nursing, and related fields.

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Inspirational Interview with Lee Anne Bell: Origins of the Storytelling Project

From the interview: Lee Anne Bell is professor emerita at Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in the study of gender, race, and culture in educational settings, and how these issues impact equity, access, and opportunity in schools. Bell’s work also focuses on teaching race and racism through storytelling and the arts, and in the early 2000s she worked with a team of artists, academics, public-school teachers, and undergraduates to develop an anti-racist storytelling curriculum that was implemented in two New York City classrooms. Called the “Storytelling Project: Learning about Race and Racism Through Storytelling and the Arts,” the research project led to the development of the Storytelling Project Model, which is described in Bell’s book, Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in anti-racist Teaching. Bell is also a co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.

Open Question: What is a World Without Whiteness? by Vajra Watson

From the author: “The goal of the piece is to be practical, personal, and actionable. As Watson writes, “We are witnessing a violent eruption of whiteness, but these roots run deep throughout our daily lives. What we have before us are the fruits of a particular tree that has been seeded, watered and grown across many generations. This tree carries particular culpability for me, a 42-year old white woman… Take a moment to imagine a kind of quantum leap forward through the portal of racial justice. On the other side of all of this, maybe we no longer need to exist.”


Companion Video: Vajra Watson on Racial Justice

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Model Program: Kingmakers of Oakland

Kingmakers of Oakland (KOO) was born out of the Oakland Unified School District’s Office of African American Male Achievement. KOO is a nonprofit organization, whose goal is to provide support and technical assistance to schools, districts and organizations interested in improving educational and life outcomes for Black male students. 

Model Program: Sacramento Area Youth Speaks

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) is a social justice educational model that connects universities, communities, and schools. Inside SAYS, students become the authors of their own lives and agents of change. The below videos share spoken word performance poetry pieces (what we call, Poetic Service Announcements) related to #BlackLivesMatter.

Teaching For Black Lives Discussion

Presented by the Banks Center for Educational Justice, University of Washington

The Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington is a central location for partnerships, program development, and collaborative research with early childhood through university educational settings that sustain Native, Black, Latinx, and Asian and Pacific Islander young people across Seattle, urban and rural Washington, nationally, and globally.

An Open Letter to Black Families Unexpectedly Homeschooling

by Kamania Wynter-Hoyre and Gloria Swindler Boutte

Kamania Wynter-Hoyte is an Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina and Gloria Swindler Boutte is Distinguished Professor at University of South Caro.

Teacher Self-Knowledge: The Deeper Learning (Essays)

The following essays “illustrate the regrounding that can occur for teachers who come to recognize the authority of their own deep experience, and bring it into their schoolwork…[They express] the validity of talking about and hearing about experiences that most people have been encouraged to discount or ignore in conversations about education. These neglected areas often have to do with unexamined hierarchies. They constitute what we in the SEED Project call the evaded curriculum–the curriculum usually avoided in school settings and skirted by the unreflective self. The evaded curriculum often has to do with our own experience with systemic inequity and injustice that, in both obvious and subtle ways, does its work in and around us.”—Peggy McIntosh, from On Privilege, Fraudulence, and Teaching As Learning