School Psychology Program Characteristics and Relationship to Student Racial Diversity (OS037)

  • PMD: 8,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision
  • Live Chat:
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify concrete strategies to promote recruitment and retention in graduate programs.
  2. gain a better understanding of what program characteristics are most aligned with successful recruitment and retention of racial and ethnic minoritized students.
  3. learn the benefits of diversified school psychology training programs.
  4. understand limitations and barriers associated with diversifying school psychology training programs.

Description

The lack of racial/ethnic diversity in school psychology has been a longstanding concern. The purpose of this study was to determine what program characteristics were associated with higher racial and ethnic minoritized (REM) student enrollment using the NASP Graduate Program Database. Program data were organized into three categories: quality, support, and setting. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what program characteristics are most aligned with successful recruitment and retention of REM students.

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Presenter(s)

Celeste M. Malone, Howard University
Tara C. Raines, University of Denver
Eric Rossen, National Association of School Psychologists
Sheila Desai, National Association of School Psychologists

Contributor(s)

MyLea M. Barclift

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