Engaging Young People in Difficult Conversations about Culture

By: Candice Barnes   Todd Parker  

There is often a sense of fear associated with difficult conversations around race, culture, diversity, and difference. This fear can stem from the bias boundaries, a lack of information, and avoidance. However, in teacher education it is imperative that teacher candidates can engage in meaningful conversations to influence their thinking, actions and behaviors towards these difficult and visceral issues. This session will introduce participants to strategies and techniques designed to facilitate courageous conversations, and activities to help students gain a greater awareness of self.

Cultural humility, Diversity
Education and Learning in a World of Difference
Virtual Poster

Candice Barnes

Chief Operations Officer, Operations, Parker Education & Development, LLC, United States
United States

Todd Parker

CEO, Parker Education & Development, United States
United States