The LP - Episode 2: Jarvis R. Givens

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 BlackTeaching.

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.

About Jarvis R. Givens

Jarvis R. Givens is an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He obtained his Bachelor's in business and then moved on to get his master's in African American and Black Studies, and then to earn his Doctorate of Philosophy in African Diaspora Studies. He is a co-founder of the Black Teacher Project, which specializes in the digitization of a complete collection of journals published by Colored Teachers Associations between the 1920s and 1970s.

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

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