Biased Teaching, Biased Language, Marginalized Students – April 24, 2022 (online)

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April 2022 SIETAR Kansai
co-sponsored with JALT Osaka, Kyoto, Nara


Speaker: Masaki C. Matsumoto (writer, speaker, YouTuber) | マサキチトセ氏 (ライター、講演者、youtuber)

Date: April 24, 2022 (Sunday)

Time: 14:00-17:00

Fee: Free for all | 無料

Language: English (Q & A in English and Japanese) | 英語(質疑応答は日本語と英語)

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Students who come from minority backgrounds face obstacles that teachers, classmates and administrators may not be aware of. Subtle and not-so-subtle biases exist, and it is important to not only raise our awareness, but to also actively work on ways to combat any resulting negative effects. Biases exist not only in the ways that educators teach, but also in how language itself operates within the confines of social and cultural landscapes. The speaker will share examples of biased teaching and of biased language where students may feel ignored, left out, or forced to silence themselves in the classroom—and in some cases, they may even feel compelled to quit learning altogether. Be prepared to have your eyes opened!


Masaki C Matsumoto

Masaki C. Matsumoto is originally from Tochigi prefecture and currently lives in Gunma prefecture, where he blogs, produces YouTubes and podcasts, while lecturing on topics that draw attention to issues that dispute heteropatriarchy—in particular, these include the LGBT movement, the history of social discourse on sexual desires, and the rights and dignity of sex workers.

マサキチトセ氏は栃木県出身で、現在は群馬県に在住し、ブログ、ユーチューブ、ポッドキャストを制作する一方、LGBT 運動、性的欲望に関する社会言説の歴史、セックスワーカーの権利と尊厳など、異性愛中心主義的家父長制に異議を唱えるようなテーマで講演を行なっています。