We Teach Languages Episode 12: Teaching Racial Diversity and Growing as a Teacher with Laurel Abreu

In episode 12 of We Teach Languages, Stacey interviews Laurel Abreu about a class she teaches at the University of Southern Mississippi that explores racial and linguistic diversity in Spanish, about a 2016 paper she wrote on teaching racial diversity, and about her own journey to grow as a teacher and become more aware of difference.


Show Notes

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Scholars and resources mentioned on the show:

Laurel’s faculty page: https://www.usm.edu/foreign-languages-literatures/faculty/laurel-abreu

Laurel on Twitter: @doctorlaurel

The paper Laurel discussed on the show: Abreu, L. (2016), Awareness of Racial Diversity in the Spanish-Speaking World Among L2 Spanish Speakers. Foreign Language Annals, 49: 180–190. doi:10.1111/flan.12179  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/flan.12179/abstract

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

Adult Learning in the Language Classroom by Stacey Margarita Johnson

Words and Actions: Teaching Languages through the Lens of Social Justice by Cassandra Glynn, Pamela Wesely, and Beth Wassell

Race, Culture, and Identities in Second Language Education: Exploring Critically Engaged Practice by Ryuko Kubota and Angel M.Y. Lin

Episode 7 of this podcast about evolving as a teacher with Qinqin Zan

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