Lesson series

Challenging Myths That Uphold Oppression

This course identifies some of the myths that uphold oppression in education. You will have an opportunity to reflect on how these myths operate in your practice and in larger structures as well as an opportunity to reflect on actions you can take to challenge them individually and institutionally.
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Dr. Vidya Shah, Ed.D., OCT

Assistant Professor, Leadership and Education
Faculty of Education

Dr. Vidya Shah is an educator, scholar and activist committed to equity and racial justice in the service of liberatory education. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, and her research explores anti-racist and decolonial approaches to leadership in schools, communities, and school districts. She also explores educational barriers to the success and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and racialized students. Dr. Shah teaches in the Master of Leadership and Community Engagement, as well as undergraduate and graduate level courses in education. She has worked in the Model Schools for Inner Cities Program in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and was an elementary classroom teacher in the TDSB. Dr. Shah is committed to bridging the gaps between communities, classrooms, school districts and the academy, to re/imagine emancipatory possibilities for schooling.