Educators' Conversations With Students About Race (OS109)

  • PMD: 5,8
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify variables that enhance conversations about race in the school setting.
  2. identify obstacles to productive conversations about race in the school setting.
  3. describe how promoting conversations about race fits into the comprehensive role of school psychologists as outlined in the new NASP standards.
  4. identify benefits to K–12 educators engaging in conversations about race with their students.

Description

When educators discuss issues related to race and racism effectively with their students, they can increase engagement for students of color and decrease prejudice among White students. Yet many educators avoid these discussions. This session will present quantitative and qualitative data from a research study which examined the frequency with which educators have these conversations and what variables influence their impact. Participants will benefit from initial findings of best practices for facilitating these conversations.

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Presenter(s)

Elana N. Wolkoff, William James College

Contributor(s)

Ronda A. Goodale

Letter to Supervisor

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Preliminary Brochure

Share our NASP 2021 preliminary brochure with your supervisor along with the above letter.