This article draws on the long history of movement building, culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies, and abolitionist solidarity in presenting a way to bridge ELA standards and humanizing curriculum. The authors’ present their vision of pedagogies for coalitional liberation through five actionable and manageable tenets of practice. These tenets have been formulated to guide teachers in designing their own units or lessons. Each tenet is described in detail and accompanied by classroom examples from a critical qualitative research inquiry that foregrounds one pre-service teacher’s intentional curriculum co-design. The examples show how teachers can move with their students moving from theory to practice, or praxis. We note that the potential of these pedagogies in practice were made possible through the strong justice-orientation of their mentor teacher. We conclude with implications for both liberatory teacher-organizers and a necessary call to action for bold administrators and leaders.
Oviatt, Rae L. and Reid, Stephanie F.
"Bounding our Liberation Together: Toward Pedagogies of Coalitional Liberation,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 54:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mrj/vol54/iss1/8