Anticolonial and antiracist pedagogical frameworks allow us to intentionally confront and dismantle barriers to inclusive language learning. In this workshop, we will first examine how language education is connected to broader, societal-level antiracist and anticolonial movements and therefore uniquely situated to enact anticolonial and antiracist pedagogies. We will then engage in collective reflection and planning as we explore specific strategies for implementing such pedagogies while also supporting language proficiency goals. In addition to philosophical considerations, participants will leave with concrete ideas, activities, and frameworks that can be applied to a variety of languages and levels.
L. J. Randolph Jr., Ed.D., is an assistant professor of World Language Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Randolph’s teaching career has spanned 20 years, including a decade as a Spanish and ESL teacher at the secondary level. His research and teaching focus on various critical issues in language education, including teaching Spanish to heritage and native speakers, incorporating justice-centered/anti-racist/anti-colonial pedagogies, and centering Blackness and Indigenousness. Dr. Randolph is a co-editor of the book How We Take Action: Social Justice in PK-16 Classrooms. He is the president-elect of ACTFL and past president of FLANC and AATSP-NC.