Pedagogy that Purifies the Air: Recognizing and Reducing ‘Stereotype Threat’ in the Preaching Classroom

Authors

  • Jared E. Alcántara

Abstract

In this article, I commend a homiletical pedagogy that ‘purifies the air’ by recognizing and reducing “stereotype threat” in preaching classrooms. In the first section, I outline how to recognize stereotype threat in dialogue with social psychologist Claude M. Steele, a thought leader in the field. Then, in the second section, I propose three pedagogical interventions for how to reduce stereotype threat: identity seeing, intelligence shifting, and imaginative shaping. The end goal is simple: homileticians who are trained to recognize and reduce stereotype threat both inside and outside their classrooms.

Published

2021-12-01

How to Cite

Alcántara, J. E. (2021). Pedagogy that Purifies the Air: Recognizing and Reducing ‘Stereotype Threat’ in the Preaching Classroom. Homiletic, 46(2), 20-30. Retrieved from https://homiletic.net/index.php/homiletic/article/view/5221