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SXSW EDU 2021

Schooling for Critical Consciousness of Racism

What does it take for students to become active contributors to a better world? Researchers point to critical consciousness: the ability to analyze the social forces shaping our communities, including racial injustice. Critically conscious students achieve positive outcomes—resilience, self-esteem, academic excellence, and civic engagement—tools for building more just communities. Learn from educators and experts about fostering critical consciousness and empowering students to shape the future.

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  1. Understand the concept of critical consciousness as a driver of positive outcomes for students.
  2. Understand practices for fostering critical consciousness for students.
  3. Understand how critical consciousness of racism empowers students from marginalized groups to confront racial injustice and change their realities.

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Kat Klopp, Director Of Marketing & Communications, EL Education

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