Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Reimagining After School/Out-of- School Time Programs as Critical Spaces of Pedagogical Possibilities Bianca J. Baldridge, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison/

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Reimagining After School/Out-of- School Time Programs as Critical Spaces of Pedagogical Possibilities Bianca J. Baldridge, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison/"— Presentation transcript:

1 Reimagining After School/Out-of- School Time Programs as Critical Spaces of Pedagogical Possibilities Bianca J. Baldridge, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison/ EPS Conference 2013

2 Overview of Talk  Reimagining After-School Spaces  Current Trends in Education Reform and Impact on After School Spaces  Examples from Research  Where do we go from here?

3 What we know… After school spaces Academic Support Youth-Adult Relationship Recreational Activities

4 What we should also know… After School Spaces Social & Emotional Awarenes s Civic Engagement & Activism Cultural & Identity Affirmation Academic Tutoring/Co llege Access

5 How & In What Ways Are After School Spaces Important? Relationship/Youth Dev Sensibility Innovative & Experiential Learning Cultural Relevancy & Responsiveness Un-learning School/Critical Consciousness

6 Reforms, Constraints, & Challenges

7 Examples from Educational Excellence* College Completion & Youth Development After School Program Black & Latino Youth, FRL, “forgotten middle” $ Founder, grants, & donors 100% High School 94% College Asset Based Approach

8 Educational Excellence* Academic Youth Development Leadership Architecture Poetry Music & Movements Social Identity Media Literacy Service Learning Sorority/Fraternity - teaching

9 Impact of Standards-based Reforms “Achievement Gap” Framing & Funding Testing After School Testing for Entry Competition Charter schools & Funding Rhetoric & Funding Neglecting the “whole child” Excluding social, emotional, & cultural work

10 Neoliberalism & the “Achievement Gap” I also don’t think our kids get the services they always need or they don’t get the support from their teachers…for example, we have a 7th grader who this whole year will not take social studies. But she needs social studies in order to get into high schools... ~Michaela Delgado

11 Neoliberalism & the “Achievement Gap” That’s a consequence of high stakes testing in general where the emphasis is more so on increasing numbers rather than developing the student holistically or as a whole person. ~ Belinda Arrington

12 Competition “…there are a lot of funders who traditionally funded organizations like Educational Excellence … that will not fund us to the degree that we would like … because you know charter schools are the hot thing to invest in.” ~ Leah Daniels

13 Academics It's all about academic, academic, academic and once again I walk away with my tail between my legs not because they – the organization doesn’t respect us, but the people outside the organization that only sees the academic component and only want to fund and appreciate that. ~ Dr. Faith Davenport

14 Challenges and Compromises Traditional school environments and out-of- school time programs share some of the same challenges Funding demands compromise the integrity of some programs and the “sacredness” of these spaces

15 Now what? Reimagine after school spaces/adopt new language Validate youth workers Build strong and reciprocal relationships Protect the sacredness of these spaces Multiple spaces of support

16 Questions for thought and discussion As a community of education thinkers and practitioners, what can we do to ensure that community-based educational spaces fulfill their range of pedagogical promise? How can we ensure that after school community-based spaces and the educators within them have a place and voice within educational discourse?

17 Thank you.

18  Standardization and Accountability  Judging student achievement and teacher effectiveness via test scores  “Achievement Gap” rhetoric overshadows other critical needs of youth  School closings; opening of privatized charters


Download ppt "Reimagining After School/Out-of- School Time Programs as Critical Spaces of Pedagogical Possibilities Bianca J. Baldridge, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison/"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google