Educational Technology for Social Change: Affirming Diversity and Advancing Justice
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Stetson University, United States
Teacher education programs and PreK-12 schools are situated within a rapidly changing, diverse, global society. Our world is filled with pervasive inequalities, including widening socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, and gender gaps. The causes and the effects of social inequalities on teaching and learning merits the immediate attention of all educational stakeholders. Mindfully using instructional technology to increase educational access and impact offers significant opportunities to advance social justice and sustain hope. It is imperative that education preparation programs, including teacher education and educational leadership, support candidates to develop the knowledge and skills to build and sustain equitable learning environments. Multimodal technological platforms, including vodcasting and others which allow collaborative global connections, provide viable pathways to affirm diversity and expand equitable learning opportunities...
Shankar-Brown, R. (2021). Educational Technology for Social Change: Affirming Diversity and Advancing Justice. In L. Elizabeth Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2021. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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