When Work is Play is Justice

Alisa Algava, Laura Tiktin-Sharick
CUNY Graduate Center/Bank Street College of Education
Saturday, 11:15 pm to 12:45 pm -- Sellinger 221

In this high-stakes accountability climate that disproportionately targets racialized youth in poor and working class communities, how can students enact agency, voice, creativity? During Project Time in a NYC public progressive elementary school, students choose, design, and reflect on their own questions, projects, and collaborations. We’ll view photos/videos of Project-Time-in-action, listen to students’ recorded reflections, and explore student work-play/project journals. Join us in a Descriptive-Review-of-Work inquiry that pushes back against dehumanizing standardization in our schools.