Other Side(S) of Poverty and Social Class-Sensitive Teaching

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 205

Mark Vagle, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UMN

This Brown Bag will focus on 5 Principles for Social Class-Sensitive Change (Jones & Vagle, 2013; Vagle & Jones, 2012) and how these principles are being put to use in theoretical, methodological, and practical ways in communities, schools, and classrooms. Poverty, as a social phenomenon, will be re-considered as a symptom of social, political, and economic histories, commitments, systems, and policies rather than the “problem”. Drawing on findings from studies of social class, the seminar will address practical implications for educational systems, structures, policies, and practices.

Mark Vagle is an Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development. His expertise in the field of education include experience as a former teacher (elementary and secondary), middle school administrator, and an award-winning instructor.