Student and Faculty Perspectives on Multicultural Training Efficacy

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the differences that occur between the perceptions of faculty and students of Ed.S/MA/MS programs versus PhD/PsyD programs.
  2. learn the components that underlie effective multicultural education within a school psychology graduate program.
  3. understand the differences that occur between school psychology faculty and students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of multicultural education.


Historically, multicultural content in school psychology curricula has been lacking. This study presents results of a survey assessing students and faculty perceptions of the academic training and preparation to work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations provided by their program. General trends in respondent perception are presented, along with differences in perceptions between individual groups (e.g., students and faculty). Implications and recommendations based on these findings are discussed.



Nina R. Mandracchia, University of California, Riverside
Anacary Ramirez, University of California, Riverside
Sarah Panameno, University of California, Riverside
Randolph C. Munoz, II, University of California, Riverside

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