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Cultural Competency Training: How Do We Measure Outcomes?, Timothy Lee, Sean Ervin Dr. Nov 2018

Cultural Competency Training: How Do We Measure Outcomes?, Timothy Lee, Sean Ervin Dr.

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Background

The term “cultural competency” in healthcare is meant to convey an understanding of cultural and linguistic differences that exist within and between distinct social groups and a sensitivity to these differences that may allow for improved health care outcomes to occur. The medical literature has validated the importance of cultural competency training to medical education and its possible influence on patient health status and outcomes. Many pre-licensure cultural competency training programs have emerged due to the perceived benefits for healthcare delivery and outcomes. However, few studies have evaluated the clinical impact and success of these training programs. In this ...


Writing Ourselves Into Existence: Healing Through Collaborative Curriculum Development, Bianca Ivette Laureano, Sara C. Flowers Drph Nov 2018

Writing Ourselves Into Existence: Healing Through Collaborative Curriculum Development, Bianca Ivette Laureano, Sara C. Flowers Drph

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Here we offer an open exchange / evaluation of our experience as facilitator and editor (Bianca) and writer and collaborator (Sara) during the inaugural Women of Color Sexual Health Network Curriculum Lab which took place November 2017 in New Orleans, LA. In two months, 7 women and femmes of color who are sexuality educators wrote a robust curriculum for our communities that centers pleasure, social emotional learning competencies as early Freedom Schools implemented, sex and pleasure positive, using an intersectional framework and praxis, disability justice framework, inclusive of LGBTQ communities, and does not assume HIV negative status. This is one of ...


Immigration Policy Impasse As An Actor: A Matter Of Concern For Educators, Tobie L. Bass Mar 2018

Immigration Policy Impasse As An Actor: A Matter Of Concern For Educators, Tobie L. Bass

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This qualitative, ethnographic research inquiry intends to prompt further conversation about how scholar-practitioners in the social sciences approach divisive topics such as immigration policy in teacher education. In the U.S. Southeast, practicing K-12 teachers and the researcher-instructor participated in a federally funded English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) professional development program through a public university. The professional development program’s goal was to advance teachers’ knowledge of working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Although the school district where the study took place has a high population of immigrant students, statewide policies prohibiting immigrant students from higher education ...


Finding Place In Displacement: Latinx Youth And Schooling Along The Borderlands, Daniel I. Rubin, Christopher J. Kazanjian Mar 2018

Finding Place In Displacement: Latinx Youth And Schooling Along The Borderlands, Daniel I. Rubin, Christopher J. Kazanjian

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Global trends of international displacement are rising to historical levels, and in the United States, the Trump Administration has proactively initiated legislation to restrict immigration by displaced peoples and build a wall between the US and Mexico. This is a reality for Latinx youth living along the US/Mexican border in the current political climate, where not only do they battle inequitable educational opportunities, but also a heightened sense of racial discrimination and profiling. This paper argues that it is crucial for teachers along the US/Mexican borderland to implement a culturally relevant curriculum to help Latinx youth fight for ...


Toward Linguistic Justice: Conceptual Schemes For Immigrants, Refugees, And Migrants, Zachary W. Taylor Mar 2018

Toward Linguistic Justice: Conceptual Schemes For Immigrants, Refugees, And Migrants, Zachary W. Taylor

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This conceptual essay argues that many access and equity issues facing marginalized populations in higher education is owed to a postsecondary polyglossia, or, a penetrable, learned, set of unique language registers necessary for one to access and navigate institutions of higher education both inside and outside of their physical and metaphysical walls. Facilitating the transmission of this postsecondary polyglossia is Donald Davidson’s notion of the conceptual scheme, or, structures meant to interpret and transmit culture through language. Through Davidson and others, the postsecondary polyglossia is shown to permeate the totality of U.S. higher education, albeit inadvertently and through ...


"They Can't Expect To Be Treated Like Normal Americans So Soon": Reconceptualizing Latinx Immigrants In Social Studies Education, Ramon Vasquez Mar 2018

"They Can't Expect To Be Treated Like Normal Americans So Soon": Reconceptualizing Latinx Immigrants In Social Studies Education, Ramon Vasquez

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This autoethnography examines the experiences of an assistant professor of elementary social studies methods at a predominantly White institution (PWI). Drawing on the Latina/o Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) methodology of testimonio, the assistant professor in this study, who self-identifies as Chicano, intentionally situates Latinx immigration counter-narratives as oppositional stories to the master narrative of “who belongs.” Using a Critical Race Theory (CRT) framework for analysis, this paper argues that counter-narratives serve as necessary correctives for reconceptualizing racist, essentialist, and nativist master narratives. This paper shows how social studies education courses in teacher preparation programs (TEPs) can serve as sites ...


“Who Belongs”: A Critical Race Theory And Latino Critical Theory Analysis Of The United States Immigration Climate For Undocumented Latinx College Students, Leslie Jo Shelton Mar 2018

“Who Belongs”: A Critical Race Theory And Latino Critical Theory Analysis Of The United States Immigration Climate For Undocumented Latinx College Students, Leslie Jo Shelton

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

In this conceptual essay, I address the question “Who Belongs” by examining how Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit) can inform an understanding of how the U.S. immigration climate relates to undocumented Latinx college students. The following analysis is based on my reflections from conducting a qualitative study examining the experiences of 16 undocumented Latinx college students in the United States. I provide an overview of the current U.S. immigration climate followed by an explanation of CRT and LatCrit. I then offer an analysis of three discussion themes through a CRT and LatCrit lens: problematizing ...


Who Gets In? The Price Of Acceptance In Canada, Chavon A. Niles Mar 2018

Who Gets In? The Price Of Acceptance In Canada, Chavon A. Niles

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The Canadian nation state is often applauded for its open and welcoming attitude towards Others. The Prime Minister of Canada has openly stated that “Diversity is our strength.” However, who gets in suggests who and what Canada values. Through the stories of Jazmine, Nico and Harold shared by Global News, I will illustrate how Canada continues to discriminate against people with disabilities. Using critical disability studies and critical race theory, I explore the assumptions the “excessive demand,” point system, and medical exam make in labelling and disregarding disabled applicants who are read as undesirable and unworthy. Finally, I reflect on ...


Who Belongs? Immigrants, Refugees, Migrants, And Actions Towards Justice: A Conversation With Tim Wise, Tim Jacob Wise, Tyanez C. Jones, Isaiah Mcgee, Michael D. Dupont Mar 2018

Who Belongs? Immigrants, Refugees, Migrants, And Actions Towards Justice: A Conversation With Tim Wise, Tim Jacob Wise, Tyanez C. Jones, Isaiah Mcgee, Michael D. Dupont

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Tim Wise is an antiracist activist, essayist and author of seven books on racism, inequality and white privilege. He is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Over the past 25 years he has engaged audiences in all 50 states, at over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. While visiting Iowa State University Tim Wise interviewed with us to discuss Who Belongs? by providing a brief historical perspective of immigration, the current political climate, and the role of activism.


Review Of The Book Identity, Social Activism, And The Pursuit Of Higher Education By Susana M. Muñoz, Dafina-Lazarus Stewart Mar 2018

Review Of The Book Identity, Social Activism, And The Pursuit Of Higher Education By Susana M. Muñoz, Dafina-Lazarus Stewart

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Muñoz (2015) has offered an important and passionate account of how national immigration policy interacts with institutional policy to delimit college access and identity meaning-making for undocumented youth. This text contributes to a growing literature that advances a critical narrative about undocumented youth.


Letter From The Senior Editor, Tyanez Jones Mar 2018

Letter From The Senior Editor, Tyanez Jones

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Tyanez Jones is the Senior Editor of the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis.