Diversity, Race & Equity

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Diversity, Race and Equity

The School of Education has several faculty engaged in research on the issues of diversity and race in education. Find more about our work in this area here.

Distinguished Speaker Event

Maisha T. Winn
Featured Speaker, Distinguished Educational Thinkers Speaker Series

Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Restorative Justice Discourse in Schools

Monday, November 16, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

MUII, Memorial Union, UC Davis

The UC Davis School of Education and the Graduate Group in Education along with the Social Justice Education Coalition and the School of Education Alumni Annual Fund are pleased to present Professor Maisha Winn.

Research Christian Faltis

Colorblind Bilingual Programs Perpetuate Racism
A Call for Race Radical Vision

Many assume bilingual education can level the academic playing field for English learners, but one UC Davis professor calls foul on current programmatic practices.

In a new paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) on April 20, 2015, education professor Chris Faltis argues that “colorblind” approaches to multilingualism in education mask agendas that privilege the dominant, or “whitestream,” culture.

Thriving While Black
One Researcher Seeks Answers from Those Who Have Beat the Odds

Though African Americans make up more than 7 percent of high school graduates in California, less than 3 percent graduate eligible for admission to the University of California. In fall 2014, only 500 African and African American students were admitted to a UC campus.

PhD student and education researcher BernNadette Best-Green wants to know why.

News

CANDEL Alum Co-Authors Guidebook on Teaching Men of Color

Khalid Akil White (EdD ’14) has co-authored Teaching Men of Color in Community College: A Guidebook (by J. Luke Wood, PhD; Frank Harris III, EdD; Khalid White, EdD).

Gloria Ladson-Billings
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Gloria Ladson-Billings
“Hip Hop, Hip Hope: (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy”

Distinguished Educational Thinkers and the Critical Consciousness Speaker Series

On January 22, 2015, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the featured speaker in the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and Critical Consciousness Speaker Series at UC Davis. The series is presented by the UC Davis School of Education and the Graduate Group in Education, along with the Social Justice Education Coalition, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the Office of Campus Community Relations. 

News Steven Athanases

Steven Athanases Named to UC Faculty Engagement Council for Education Partnerships

Professor Steven Athanases has been named to the Faculty Engagement Council for Education Partnerships at the University of California Office of the President.The Council is charged with engaging and connecting faculty and graduate students in the areas of educational access and diversity.

They meet twice a year to advise UC’s vice provost for education partnerships on ways to promote and support graduate student research, award seed grants to graduate students, and identify annual research foci as well as serve as a liaison between the Office of the President and campus.

Daniel Solorzano
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Daniel Solorzano
May 10, 2014 - Distinguished Educational Thinkers and the Critical Consciousness Speaker Series

Critical Race Theorist Daniel G. Solórzano visited UC Davis on May 7th to give his talk “Using the Tools of Critical Race Theory and Racial Microaggressions to Examine Everyday Racism” as part of the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and the Critical Consciousness Speaker Series. 

Dr. Solorzano’s talk examined racial microaggresions and engaged the audience in a dialogue about improving the learning environment for the increasingly diverse community.

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Rudy Corpuz – “It Takes a Hood to Save the Hood”
May 2, 2013 - Critical Consciousness Speaker Series

As part of the School’s Critical Consciousness Speaker Series, Rudy Corpuz, Jr., gave a talk at UC Davis titled “It Takes a Hood to Save the Hood: A Testimony from the Frontlines.” View the talk here.

Jeff Duncan-Andrade
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Jeff Duncan-Andrade
February 21, 2013 - Critical Consciousness Speaker Series

As part of the School’s Critical Consciousness Speaker Series, Professor and high school English teacher Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D. gave a talk at UC Davis titled “Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete.” Duncan-Andrade is associate professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and Director of the Educational Equity Initiative at the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED).

Research Steven Athanases

Maintaining High Challenge and High Support for Diverse Learners
Article by Steven Athanases in Leadership

Professor Steven Athanases has penned an article on meeting the needs of diverse learners in the September/October 2012 issue of Leadership, a magazine published by the Association of California School Administrators

His article, which demonstrates that “a combination of nurturing and rigor is essential to educating our student population, but targeted supports are also needed to help students meet achievement goals,” appears on pp. 18-22. Access the magazine online here.

Assistant Professor Michal Kurlaender
Spotlight Michal Kurlaender

Michal Kurlaender

For Michal Kurlaender, conducting “research that matters” means tackling some of the most vexing and controversial problems in education: school desegregation and integration, access to college, and race.

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