I begin this paper with a glimpse into the literature concerning at-risk and antiracist theory in order to understand the connections between the two bodies of literature. Next, by combining two bodies of literature, I argue for the implementation of a pedagogy of hope, culturally relevant teaching, and empowerment for students in the classroom. Finally, I outline a course for graduate teaching assistants that explores the utility of a pedagogy of hope, culturally relevant teaching, and empowerment for students in the communication classroom.
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Treinen, K. (2014/2015). Communication in Action: Educating Graduate Teaching Assistants in At-Risk Pedagogy. Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal, 41/42, 6-28.