Building Racial Justice Into a Master's Program: Lessons From a Five-Year Equity-Mindedness Initiative

Jenifer Crawford (University of Southern California, USA), Ebony C. Cain (Pepperdine University, USA), and Erica Hamilton (California State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 124
EISBN13: 9781668449240|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8463-7.ch005
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This chapter describes a five-year equity initiative to transform a language teacher education professional master's program into one that cultivates racial justice and equity-minded practices in graduates. This chapter will review program work over the last five years on two critical efforts involved in the ongoing five-year equity-minded initiatives. The program activities include data review and planning from 2017 to 2018 and equity curricular re-design from 2018 to 2020, where faculty revised program goals, curriculum, and syllabi. Critical race theory and equity-mindedness frameworks guided this equity initiative's process, goals, and content. The authors argue that building racial justice into a professional master's program requires applying a critical race analysis to the normative assumptions about academic program redesign. Individual and institutional challenges are discussed, and recommendations for building racial justice into the curriculum, instruction, and program policies are provided.
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