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Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Education: Psychology's Contributions to Understanding and Reducing Disparities

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About the Course:

This course addresses the ethnic and racial groups that have historically and presently demonstrated a pattern of educational disparities in the U.S. educational system. The course material covers relevant research and theory to inform an understanding of educational disparities and strategies to redress them. The article specifically examines the educational gap of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Southeast Asian groups relative to Whites and other Asian Americans.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Education: Psychology’s Contributions to Understanding and Reducing Disparities created by APA Presidental Task Force on Educational Disparities in 2012.

Journal/Publisher:

APA Task Force Report

Publication Date:

2012

Course Material Author

APA Presidental Task Force on Educational Disparities

APA Presidental Task Force on Educational Disparities authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge to understand ethnic and racial minority groups educational disparities . It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the ethnic and racial groups that demonstrate a pattern of pervasive educational disparities.
  2. Identify the relationship of gender, social identity and ethnic/racial self-consciousness to educational disparities.
  3. Discuss best practices and research strategies to raise achievement and close achievement gaps.
  4. Describe recommendations for research, educational practice and advocacy of ethnic and racial minority groups.

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Course Number 101972
4 CE credit hours
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