Teaching Race in the Classroom: Philosophy, Strategies and Techniques

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Expert advice from Dr. Joseph Lathan, Master of Education program director at USD

Join Dr. Joseph Lathan, Ph.D., of the University of San Diego’s online Master of Education degree program for an insightful webinar on a topic that he asserts is “incredibly important today” and closely tied to USD’s commitment to social justice — “Teaching Race in the Classroom.”

Key insights in the webinar include strategies for:

  • Addressing common challenges around teaching about race
  • Building an inclusive, supportive learning community
  • Understanding one’s own biases and preconceptions as an educator
  • Meeting students “where they are,” with creative options for engaging with the material
  • Creating assignments that engage students in making “connections between the course content and their lived experience”

The webinar is an example of how the University of San Diego — in addition to providing career-building opportunities for educators through its highly regarded master’s degree program — also embraces the role of thought leader in the Master of Education sphere.

“We are all still learning,” says Dr. Lathan, who emphasizes the point that teachers must be “bold enough to challenge ourselves to want to learn and understand more.”