Revolutionary Education and the Legacy of Black Teachers with Jarvis Givens | The LP: EP 2

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For too long, receiving an education in the United States has been a dangerous and revolutionary act for African Americans. Becoming authentically literate in the written word, history, math and the sciences was a literal and psychological escape to freedom. Exploring who led these efforts, how they led these efforts, and what we can apply from them today is important and undervalued work that can change how we do education. This is the work of author Jarvis Givens who joins me to discuss his book, Fugitive Pedagogy, Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching.

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching
Jarvis R. Givens
Jarvis R. Givens
Author of Fugitive Pedagogy, Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

About Jarvis R. Givens

Jarvis R. Givens is an assistant professor of education and African & African American studies at Harvard University. He specializes in the history of African American education and his first book, Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching, was published in 2021 by Harvard University Press. His research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and published in The Atlantic, LA Review of Books, American Education Research Journal, Souls, Harvard Educational Review, and Race Ethnicity and Education. Professor Givens earned his PhD in African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

About The LP: Literature in Practice

UnboundEd's goal is to instill the GLEAM™ (Grade-Level, Engaging, Affirming, and Meaningful) instructional framework into classrooms across the nation with professional development, curated programs, and now with a brand new podcast series, The LP: Literature in Practice. Host Brandon White interviews the authors of today’s thought-provoking educational literature and connects the text to GLEAM.

About Brandon White

Brandon White is a former middle school ELA teacher and Restorative Practices educator for the Rochester City School District. He has worked for seven years as a servant leader intern and site coordinator for Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Summer Literacy Programs in Rochester. He has also advocated for these practices through his participation in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Advisory Council and through providing professional development at BMGF-sponsored Elevate and Celebrate Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) Conferences.


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