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"Well, I'm thinking about horse poverty": Teaching and Learning about Social Justice and the Arts with Elementary School Students

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2020-January-01
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This paper analyzes a social justice arts program that I developed and taught to third, fourth, and fifth grade students at one school in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. I begin this project by considering my own experiences in art class...

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Deconstructing the Asian-American Student: Storytelling through Portraiture

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2015-January-01
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The model minority stereotype was coined in 1966 to describe the Japanese and their post-World War II success, but it quickly generalized across all Asian ethnic groups. Today, although many Asians resist this stereotype, many Americans—both Asian and non-Asian—embrace it...

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Differentiating the Common Core: Establishing the importance of place, population, and politics in creating a relevant and valuable curriculum

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2014-January-01
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This thesis explores the importance of incorporating students' surrounding place, population, and politics into a relevant and valuable curriculum. I frame this analysis with an overview of the benefits and detriments of the recent Educational reform initiative known as the...

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From Public to Private Space: The Territorialization of the Poughkeepsie City School District And the Four Pillars Charter School

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2014-January-01
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Within the contemporary landscape of public education reform, educational actors are re- directing their hopes and visions for equitable and collaborative change outside of public space and into private territories, such as charter schools. The effort to establish the Four...

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Inclusive STEM Education at Vassar College: Perceptions, Practices, and Lessons Learned from Teaching Under COVID-19

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2021-January-01
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The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has distributed our lives in every aspect. After a year of living under the 'new normal, we are finally seeing vaccinations becoming available, which greatly benefits everyone at risk. This pandemic uncovered the...

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