Beyond Feel-good Diversity Discourse: Centering Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Practices in Our Curriculum and Instruction

Virtual/Online Event

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Keon McGuire or Melanie Bertrand
  • Faculty and Staff
    • Division 1
    • Division 2
    • Staff Executive Committee
  • The MLFTC Equity Council invites faculty to join this pedagogy workshop, Beyond Feel-good Diversity Discourse: Centering Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Practices in Our Curriculum and Instruction.

    This workshop provides an overview of key concepts such as intersectionality, culturally relevant practices, and culturally sustaining pedagogies in P-12 and higher education contexts. The participants will engage in analyzing their syllabi through culturally relevant and sustaining lenses and reflecting on practical solutions towards transformation.

    Yalda headshotThis workshop will be hosted by Dr. Yalda M Kaveh

    Yalda M. Kaveh is an assistant professor in Bilingual Education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Kaveh received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Boston College. Her research focuses on the intersections of language practices in immigrant families and communities, educational policy, and the connections between educational and family language policies. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Bilingual Research Journal, Language Policy, and Linguistics and Education. Dr. Kaveh focuses her teaching on equity for racially, linguistically, and culturally marginalized children. Dr. Kaveh is currently leading a research partnership with a local dual language program in a Title I urban K-8 public school in Arizona. She and her research team are conducting a mixed methods longitudinal study to document the expansion of the dual language program from kindergarten to second grade, made possible by recent educational language policy reforms in Arizona. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Kaveh engages in advocacy at the community, district, and state levels with the purpose of educational equity for bi/multilingual children of color.