In episode 82, Dorie Conlon Perugini interviews LJ Randolph about what it means to teach languages for social justice and how teachers can think about representation in their classrooms. LJ shares resources, big ideas, and practical examples for teachers who want to explore what social justice might look like in a language classroom.
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Dr. L. J. Randolph Jr. is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Education, and Coordinator of French/Spanish Teacher Licensure at the University of North Carolina Wilmingtonon. You can find LJ on Twitter @ProfeRandolph or by email. LJ has published articles on social justice in the language classroom including this one in The Language Educator and this open-access article in Dimension. (Also check out the entire 2018 edition of Dimension on social justice).
Dorie Conlon Perugini is an elementary Spanish teacher at Glastonbury Public Schools and a Doctoral Student at the University of Connecticut. You can find her on Twitter @doriecp or on her blog or her facebook group centered on intercultural competence.
Some resources related to this episode…
…Terry Osborn’s book Social Justice in the Language Classroom
If you enjoyed this episode, you should check out our other episodes on social justice issues…
…Episode 44: A Preview of the 2018 Dimension Special Issue with Terry A. Osborn LJ mentioned Terry Osborn’s book Social Justice in the Language Classroom as a useful resource, and Dorie actually had Professor Osborn as her faculty adviser in college!
And definitely check out Dorie’s previous episodes on the podcast…