Teaching and Community Organizing for Social Justice with Multiethnic and Multilingual Families in Los Angeles

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dc.contributor.author Chang, Benji
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-20T00:45:33Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T03:13:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-20T00:45:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T03:13:24Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/1133
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19928
dc.description Dr. Benji Chang is the Director of Youth and Parent Leadership at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), the largest Asian civil rights NGO in the United States. He earned his B.A. in Psychology at UC San Diego, and his clear teaching credential and M.Ed. at UCLA’s Center X. Most recently he earned his Ph.D. in Education from the UCLA Graduate School of Education. For the past ten years he has been involved in education and social justice work as an inner-city classroom teacher (Los Angeles Unified School District), community organizer, union steward, hip-hop artist, researcher and teacher trainer. Dr. Chang has been published in several books and journals, including Rethinking Schools and Teaching to Change the World. He has also been a visiting scholar to universities in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, and Australia. en
dc.description.abstract This seminar will discuss social justice approaches to teaching and community organizing in inner-city Los Angeles, rooted in conscious hip-hop as well as sociocultural and critical theory. Based on longitudinal K-12 efforts with Asian, Latino, Black, and ‘mixed race’ youth between 2000-2010, transformative intersections and collaborations of schools, families, neighborhoods, and community organizations will be explored. The focus will be on emancipatory pedagogies towards multiple literacies development and educational equity for students from immigrant, minority, and working-class backgrounds. Special implications for the long-term sustainability of academic achievement, youth activism, and community engagement will also be explored. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre
dc.subject education en
dc.subject community en
dc.subject rights en
dc.title Teaching and Community Organizing for Social Justice with Multiethnic and Multilingual Families in Los Angeles en
dc.type Recording, oral en


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