Addressing Ethnocentrism and Racism in the Classroom

Date Recorded: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time Recorded: 4:30 pm–5:45 pm EDT

Presented by: The School of Behavior Sciences and Education, Penn State Harrisburg

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Purpose of the BSED Multicultural Lecture Series

In spring 2020, the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education of Penn State Harrisburg committed to developing a Multicultural Lecture Series as a key component of the 2020–2025 Strategic Plan for the school. The purpose of this series is to foster multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills; a commitment to advocating for social justice; and an appreciation for diversity and inclusivity.

Abstract for this Panel

Helping students to discuss ethnocentrism and racism and to examine their ethnocentric and racial biases are among the most difficult yet important challenges in liberal education. The purpose of this symposium is to feature the research and instructional strategies of five teacher-scholars within the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education dedicated to addressing these challenges.

Moderator and Panelists

Panelist: Reuben Asempapa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Penn State Harrisburg

Panelist: Raffy Luquis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Education
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Penn State Harrisburg

Panelist: Kamini Graham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Penn State Harrisburg

Panelist: Michael Swogger, D.Ed.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Social Studies Education
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Penn State Harrisburg

Panelist: Mark Kiselica, Ph.D., HSPP, NCC, LPC
Professor of Psychology
Director, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Penn State Harrisburg

Moderator: Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Ed.D.
Professor, Lifelong Learning and Adult Ed.
Chair, Division of Health Professional Studies
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Penn State Harrisburg