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2020 International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

January 23–26, 2020

Tucson, Arizona and online

From "There" to "Here": A Case Study in Disarming Privilege

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:30 PM–5:00 PM MST add to calendar
Salon J
Proposal Type

In-person paper presentation

Language of Presentation



Curriculum design and instruction


From "There" to "Here": A Case Study in Disarming Privilege

This paper examines using global issues to help middle grade students gain confidence tackling issues in their own environment.  Teachers can move students from a “there” perspective to a “here” perspective by using initial distance to encourage social justice and disarm the silent specter of privilege that haunts many discussions and encourage social justice..

Primary Presenter

Sandra Wang, Kearney Public Schools

United States