Head, Heart, and Hands
Dr. Chris Brown, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Brandon University alumnus, is making a difference in the lives of educators and their students.
Dr. Brown has directed his doctoral research on anti-oppressive education toward cultural proficiency initiatives in the public school sector. The theoretical framework explains how inequity is created in individuals, and maintained in society, through hegemonic meaning-making and socialization processes. From this framework, Dr. Brown created the Head, Heart, and Hands approach toward dismantling inequity via transformative learning.
“I teach about how to support students who are outside of the mythical norm,” says Dr. Brown. “These conversations are necessary and important, given the growing disparity between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in Canada.”