“Based on my personal and professional experiences, I offer the following suggestions for faculty and staff to support international LGBTQ+ students on campuses:
Become familiar with common issues of international LGBTQ+ individuals, including fear of consequences after returning home, unfamiliarity with LGBTQ+ terminology, difficulties in developing intimate relationships, lack of knowledge of resources, and legal issues.
Be knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ movements and advocacy activities around the globe. Create trust and build allyship with international students and gently invite them to discuss complex and sensitive topics by asking questions like, “What are the norms around gender and sexuality in your home country?” or “What kinds of culture clashes or new ideas might they be exposed to on campus?”
Lastly, be an advocate for international LGBTQ+ students. Develop comprehensive cultural competency training that increases the awareness of the unique needs of international LGBTQ+ students and make inclusive campus policies to protect those students legally and culturally while studying in U.S. higher education.”
Child and Adolescent Development faculty Krissy Connell – Hassett was featured in a new SJSU Peer Connections video, which provides SJSU faculty with information about Peer Connections and its services for students as well as how Peer Connections can support the faculty in their own courses. Watch the video on the SJSU Peer Connections YouTube channel and learn more at sjsu.edu/peerconnections/about/faculty-info.
Teacher Education Department faculty and SJSU Critical Bilingual Authorization Program Coordinator Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz was featured in the Univision story “Distritos escolares de California podrían eliminar las calificaciones ‘D’ y ‘F’” / “California school districts could eliminate ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades” – watch the full interview on the Univision website.
Teacher Education faculty Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg have turned their book, Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning, into a free, accessible set of module-based learning pathways with the help of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE). Access the splash page for the 9 Modules and the final module that gives a flavor of overall takeaways.
As part of our Lurie College Instagram Live series, Communicative Disorders and Sciences undergraduate student and Multimedia Student Assistant Caryn Iwakiri recently spoke with Child and Adolescent Development faculty Robert Marx. Listen to them discuss their favorite morning beverages, the courses Prof. Marx teaches, the intersection of culture and education, Professor Marx’s journey to where he is now, and much more!
Watch out Institute for Emancipatory Education speaker series! Dr. David Stovall talks about the constructs of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Abolition to consider emancipatory education. If we are trying to create an education that liberates those who experience white supremacy in the form of isolation, marginalization, and dehumanization, we must be clear about the current socio-political moment. We must be willing to take away lessons of history to build a praxis (action and reflection in the world in order to change it) centered on the needs of our communities. Any struggle for change, time, space, and will is central moving forward.
“Collective memory and intergenerational connection are the healing antidote to the forces of capitalism, White supremacy, and heteropatriarchy that aim to keep us too busy and downtrodden to see our own capacity to upend systems that work for only a very few. Just as I learned about my grandmother’s memories and ways of navigating oppression, so too does learning the ways of life of our queer and trans ancestors offer us a way to radically alter the material conditions which govern our lives and limit us.”
Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz and student Romina Román Shugan, who will be featured on the panel “Presente y futuro de los programas de preparación de educadores plurilingües: Educar y aprender en un contexto de translenguaje / Past and present in Plurilingual Teacher Preparation Programs: Educating and learning in translanguaging spaces” on Friday, November 19, at 10am as part of the CSU Educator Preparation and Public School Programs initiative. Learn more and RSVP at calstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HqaTvkwSTmS26qsOI3iD7Q
Join our SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty at our upcoming Faculty Research Symposium on Thurs., Nov. 18, from 11am-12pm, sjsu.zoom.us/j/81514161412, as they present their research related to university-community partnerships and first-generation faculty!
– María Ledesma – Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership – “Towards a Tenure-Attaining Culture: Creating and Supporting Socialization Models for First-Generation Academicians”
– Danielle Mead – Assistant Professor, Department of Child & Adolescent Development – “Establishing a University-Community Partnership with the San Jose Public Library”
“To María Ledesma, associate professor at San Jose State University, critical race theory is about truth-telling, a way of looking at history in a comprehensive way.
Ledesma is not surprised by the theory’s current controversy. “It is a manufactured boogeyman on behalf of conservative politicians and pundits to distract attention from the global racial reckoning movement. By making critical race theory the boogeyman, we hear less about Black Lives Matter, less about police brutality, and less about the real actions needed to change our society.”
The biggest misconception about the theory is that it somehow teaches students of color to hate white people, Ledesma said. “Not true at all; critical race theory does not villainize one group over another.”
Congratulations to Educational Leadership faculty Veneice Guillory-Lacy, who recently received the 2021-2022 Bonner Foundation Community-Engagement Course Development for Social Action Grant. The course will be developed to give current Master’s level teacher-leaders the opportunity to put theory into practice through collaborative approaches to deconstruct power systems, challenge inequitable practices and policies, and conduct research for a living case study.
Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro was recently featured in the SJSU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s (ODEI) Good Trouble series, which features stories of activism and necessary trouble from Bay Area Leaders. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month – Sep. 15-Oct. 15th, this episode featured the experiences, stories, and wisdom of SJSU Chicanx/Latinx staff, faculty, and administrators on our campus: Magdalena Barrera, Marcos Pizzaro, Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas, Lilly Pinedo Gangai, and Ana Navarrete.
Dr. Pei-Tzu Tsai presented “Learning from Stuttering: A Path from Disorder to Diversity” as part of the SJSU University Scholar Series. Dr. Tsai discussed underlying factors of stuttering and stuttering therapy to develop culturally and linguistically responsive services for individuals who stutter and advocated for acceptance and diversity in communication.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our SJSU Lurie College of Education is positioned to lead. Our faculty, staff, and students have done remarkable work during this past year. We’ve grown enrollments in our traditional programs and launched exciting new programs that extend our reach to new student populations. We’ve strengthened our commitment to educational equity and racial justice by investing resources in bold emancipatory initiatives and tackling structural challenges within the college. We’ve amplified the impact of faculty-led research by strengthening our community partnerships and growing our media engagement. These achievements position Lurie College to lead our regional P-20 educational ecosystem and to be a model nationally of what it means to be a truly transformative college of education.
The Institute for Emancipatory Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education is honored to present Dr. Tara J. Yosso as our Inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Dr. Yosso will kick off this new role by leading the webinar “Emancipatory Education from Theory to Praxis: Community Cultural Wealth, Counterstorytelling, and Critical Race Media Literacy” on Monday, October 25, from 5-6:30pm PDT.
This webinar is for SJSU students, faculty, and staff interested in moving the concept of emancipatory education from theory to praxis. Tara J. Yosso will discuss three areas of her work: community cultural wealth, counterstorytelling, and critical race media literacy. Together, participants will identify points of praxis for our own work.
Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Wanda Watson, who has been invited to be a panelist at “Preparing Educators to be Critical in their Analysis of History, Systems of Oppression, and the Status Quo in K-12 Schools” on Monday, November 1, from 10-11:30am as part of the CSU Educator Preparation and Public School Programs (EPPSP). RSVP to attend the panel by completing this Zoom registration form.
Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz and student Romina Román Shugan, who have been invited to be a panelist at “Presente y futuro de los programas de preparación de educadores plurilingües: Educar y aprender en un contexto de translenguaje / Past and present in Plurilingual Teacher Preparation Programs: Educating and learning in translanguaging spaces” on Friday, November 19, from 10-11:30am as part of the CSU Educator Preparation and Public School Programs (EPPSP). RSVP to attend the panel by completing this Zoom registration form.
“Initially, she was shocked. She expressed her excruciating pain and disappointment toward me and herself, thinking that she wasn’t a “good” Asian mother. She became silent for a while; years went by. Then she slowly opened up, started asking me questions, listening to my stories, and meeting my partner. She ultimately replaced her feelings of shame and guilt with deeper understanding and love.”
Congratulations to Counselor Education faculty Jason Laker, who published a chapter entitled, A Modest Ambitious Proposal: Envisioning an Education System that Works for Everyone, with co-author, Dr. Kornelija Mrnjaus (Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Rijeka, Republic of Croatia) in a text entitled, Problems and Perspectives of Contemporary Education (2021). The book was published by the Institute for Educational Research (Belgrade, Serbia) in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, Peoples` Friendship University of Russia (Moscow, Russia) and the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia).