Exploring our privilege: Activities and discussions

Miranda Parker, Jason T. Black, Helen H. Hu, Colleen M. Lewis

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Abstract

A meritocracy is an environment in which rewards are based solely on ability. The concept of privilege runs counter to this idea. Privilege is an unearned, unasked for advantage gained because of the way society views an aspect of your identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, perceived socioeconomic status, and language. Privilege can affect our students experiences in the classroom and beyond. However, privilege does not have to be viewed as an entitlement, but rather an opportunity to level the playing field for all people. In this session, we seek to visually display the world of privilege through adapting interactive activities known as a privilege walk and an asset walk. Come to learn and meet with other attendees who want to create a more inclusive society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages651-652
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450358903
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 22 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2019Mar 2 2019

Publication series

NameSIGCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period2/27/193/2/19

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Equity
  • Inclusive teaching
  • Justice
  • Privilege

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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