Jocelyn Stanton

Jocelyn Stanton is a Senior Associate for Program Staff Development at Facing History. She has also worked as a Boston Public Schools teacher and administrator. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Cape Town, where she studied the evolution of history education in post-apartheid South Africa, with particular emphasis on how the legacies of apartheid are taught in secondary schools.

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Reflections on Orlando: Finding Connections in Times of Terror

Posted by Jocelyn Stanton on June 15, 2016

Jocelyn Stanton, a senior associate for program staff development, shares an open letter to the Facing History community as we all mourn together over the recent tragedy in Orlando. 

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Topics: global terrorism

New Resource from Teaching Tolerance Features Diverse Readings on Identity and Action

Posted by Jocelyn Stanton on December 12, 2014

Facing History and Ourselves often partners with the wonderful educational organization Teaching Tolerance to share resources and best practices that help educators, young people, and communities have safe conversations about tolerance, identity, and difficult moments in history.
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Topics: Teaching Resources, Civil Rights, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Diversity, Common Core State Standards

40 Years Later: The Legacy of Boston Busing

Posted by Jocelyn Stanton on October 15, 2014

What does it mean to face history in your own community? And how do you teach a history in a community where its legacies are still unfolding?

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Topics: Classrooms, Teaching Strategies, Events, Facing History Resources, Safe Schools, Teaching, Schools, Identity, Facing History Together, Race and Membership, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Resources, Teachers, Civil Rights, History

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