Educational Psychology from a Race and Equity Perspective: The Promise of a Community-Engaged

The purpose of this webinar is to consider how adolescents’ motivation can be understood when we make race and equity a major focus. While there are several ways this may be achieved, this webinar will focus on the promise of a community-engaged perspective for realizing this vision of an equity-focused motivation research agenda. Dr. DeLeon Gray will highlight a number of principles and strategies for conducting motivation research from a community-engaged perspective, using his National Science Foundation-funded project iScholar as a case in point. Dr. Gray and the Research-Practice Collective at Michigan State University will to engage in a dialogue with the webinar hosts and webinar attendees. The webinar will be hosted by APA Division 15 using the Zoom platform, which will allow Dr. Gray and webinar hosts to create an interactive experience–one that brings participants into the conversation.

About the Speaker: DeLeon Gray is a Scholar in Residence in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education. He also holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at North Carolina State University. His program of research has been recognized by receipt of prestigious honors including a 2018 Best Article Award for his collaborative publication in Educational Psychologist entitled, “Black and Belonging at School: A Case for Interpersonal, Instructional, and Institutional Opportunity Structures.”

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