“Social Justice and Community-based language learning”, Dr. Deb Reisinger (Duke)

“Social Justice and Community-based language learning”, Dr. Deb Reisinger (Duke)

Apr 8, 2021
– 4:00PM

Community-based language learning offers a clear path to integrating social justice pedagogies into the language classroom, Unfortunately, however, research shows that despite the good intentions of many language educators, these community partnerships often have the opposite of their intended effect, perpetuating a charity model of volunteerism that reinforces stereotypes, privilege, and power. This talk will explore how language educators can use critical pedagogies to support students in their discovery that community engagement can both alleviate and perpetuate systems of inequity.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Deb Reisinger is associate professor of the practice in romance studies and affiliate faculty in the Duke Global Health Institute, as well as director of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) initiative and associate director of the Markets and Management Studies Program at Duke University.

If you would like to attend, please click the button below to register or email Susana G. Prudencio (szg127@psu.edu) or Heather McCoy (him10@psu.edu).