Underrepresented Groups (SFS)


Building Classroom Inclusion and Community through Talking Circles: A Resource for Literacy and Basic Skills Educators

Author(s): College Sector Committee for Adult Upgrading (CSC)
Published: 2023
Funder(s): MLITSD

Fostering inclusion and building community in the classroom are positively correlated with student participation, persistence, satisfaction, mental and physical health, belonging, and general student welfare. As society emerges from the social isolation induced by COVID-19 pandemic measures and as diversity in the upgrading classroom increases, relationships become even more important to foster an inclusive classroom community for all classroom stakeholders, especially under-represented populations. Literacy and Basic Skills educators can promote inclusivity, community, socioemotional skills, and reconciliation in their classrooms by incorporating sharing circles in their andragogies of care.

File(s): PDF document 6 CSC_Building Classroom Inclusion and Community through Talking Cirlces FINAL.pdf
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