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ERIC Number: EJ1119109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2159-2020
Increasing Diversity in School Psychology: Uniting the Efforts of Institutions, Faculty, Students, and Practitioners
Grapin, Sally L.; Bocanegra, Joel O.; Green, Tonika Duren; Lee, Erica T.; Jaafar, Dounia
Contemporary School Psychology, v20 n4 p345-355 Dec 2016
Historically, practitioners from culturally diverse backgrounds, especially racial, ethnic, and linguistic (REL) minority backgrounds, have been significantly underrepresented in the field of school psychology. A lack of diversity in the workforce is problematic for a number of reasons and ultimately limits the range of talents, ideas, and perspectives represented in the profession. While some research has described potential strategies that university faculty can employ to address this problem, further clarification is needed regarding the roles of institutions, graduate students, and practitioners in promoting the diversification of the field. The purpose of this article is to describe the barriers that impede the recruitment and retention of REL minority graduate students in school psychology training programs. Moreover, this article provides targeted recommendations for postsecondary institutions, faculty, graduate students, and practitioners for increasing the presence of culturally diverse individuals in training programs. Ultimately, coordinated efforts among stakeholders in a variety of roles are likely to have a greater collective impact in increasing the representation of minority students in school psychology programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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