The Peace Frequency: Episode 39

Guest: Illana Lancaster


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Show Notes

Air Date: September 1, 2016

As part of USIP’s 60 days of engagement around the intersections between youth, gender and peace, in this episode of the Peace Frequency we speak with Dr. Illana Lancaster about creating inclusive classrooms. Illana holds a master’s degree in secondary education and a PhD in international education policy. Her 2008 dissertation explored the role of race, class, and gender in school-related violence in secondary schools in Johannesburg, South Africa.  She is a senior program officer in the USIP Academy where she specializes in curriculum and training design and delivery, trainer development and university partnerships.

Illana discusses her experience as an educator and why inclusive education is critical to building more peaceful societies. She offers techniques and strategies for applying a gender lens in the classroom and answers incoming questions from the audience.

Questions and Comments

  • Victoria Ibiwoye

    Dr. Illana, it’s so great listening to you!

    I’d be interested in learning ways in which educators can break gender bias in the classroom setting and promote an inclusive learning environment?

  • Tracey

    At the university level, when you have students living on campus, what are some strategies for promoting gender-inclusive spaces and gender equality in student housing (particularly when you have students coming from different cultures and countries)?