Bringing Humanity Back to Schools: A Conversation with Dr. Taquan Stewart


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Jul 28 2020 51 mins  

Dr. Rhonda Bryant talks with Dr. Taquan Stewart about his experience as a principal in South Los Angeles where he re-created his school as a caring institution. He shares many insights about how to focus on the humanity of students, as well as fundamental questions about the role of police in schools.

Biography:
Dr. Taquan Stewart serves as Faculty Advisor for the CalStateTEACH and Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency (LAUTR) programs at California State University, Los Angeles. In addition, he is Program Director for Project Youth California– a non-profit organization designed to provide additional educational services to underserved youth of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. From 2007 through 2012, Dr. Stewart served as a secondary principal in South Los Angeles. As a teacher educator, Dr. Stewart stresses a humanizing pedagogy.

Resources:
Transforming Practices in Urban Education

Thoughts of a Ghetto Scatterbrain: The EP

Disrupting Dehumanization and Affirming the Humanity of Boys and Young Men of Color and their Villages