Striving for Social Justice in Education

2015 UOTeachOUT
Dr. CJ Pascoe and Dr. Kevin Kumashiro

Openhouse Program:
“The No Outsiders Classroom”
A short film on a UOTeachOUT pre-service teacher education
public pedagogy project with a LGBT cohort of students.
(the short film starts at 0:30 ends at 6:23)

Author Introductions:
Dean Kevin Kumashiro, University of San Francisco
Associate Professor CJ Pascoe, University of Oregon
(the introduction starts at minute 7:00  – it takes a couple minutes to get the cameras and microphones working  well)

QandA  with CJ Pascoe and Kevin Kumashiro
(the discussion starts at minute 10:00  — audio and video improves to best quality at around minute 10)

Dr. CJ Pascoe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon.  She is also the chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Sex and Gender. She teaches courses on sexuality, social psychology, deviance, gender and education.  Her current research focuses on gender, youth, homophobia, sexuality and new media.
Pascoe’s book, Dude, You’re  a Fag:  Masculinity and Sexuality in High School, won the American Educational Research Association’s 2007 Book of the Year Award as well as an honorable mention for the ASA’s section on Sex and Gender’s Distinguished Book Award. Dude documents the relationship between homophobic harassment, heterosexism and masculinity in high school.  In it CJ suggests ways we might begin to redefine gender norms that are damaging to both boys and girls.

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. He has taught in schools and colleges across the U.S. and abroad and has served as a consultant for school districts, organizations and state and federal agencies.

Dr. Kumashiro is an award-winning author and editor whose books include Troubling EducationAgainst Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture. He has been the Director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, a founding member of the Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE), and President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

Dr. Julia Heffernan and Tina Gutierez-Schmich, Co-Directors and UO faculty for the UOTeachOUT projects.  For this event Heffernan and Schmich interviewed Kumashiro and Pascoe using questions designed by seniors in the Department of Education Studies program.  Students in the UO Department of Education Studies read extensively from the work of both Kumashiro and Pascoe.  Both scholars work is foundational to the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs for the department.  The audience for this talk comprised of students from all three degree programs.