Harvard EdCast: Teaching Race Shouldn't Be Terrifying
In High Schools, Race, and America’s Future, published by Harvard Education Press, Lawrence Blum, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education and a professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts - Boston, offers his account of his time teaching a rigorous high school course on race and racism. In the book, Blum, a moral philosopher whose work focuses on issues of race, reflects on the challenges and surprises encountered in teaching and on the paradoxes of his own role as a white college professor teaching in a multiracial high school classroom.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.