Race is a socially constructed concept that has long been used to categorize and marginalize. Moreover, the idea of race is often erroneously viewed through a lens that presumes that individuals have a single monoracial identity. This, however, fails to recognize the reality that individuals come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. This results in privileging those who are able to identify with a single racial category.
There are many students at international schools who are able to identify as multi-racial. These students have unique needs, especially when it comes to how they are able to identify their own senses of identity and how they navigate a world that privileges monoracial identities. In this workshop, participants will learn more about the identity development of multiracial students, and the various issues these students can face. Participants will have an opportunity to use this learning to reflect on their own practice and consider what changes they might make to better support multiracial students.
March 2024 - 21CLHK
Job Role Applicability:
- School Leader
- Curriculum Director / Coordinator
- Director of Admissions / Marketing
- Director of Professional Development
- English/Language Arts Teacher
- Humanities Teacher
- Social Studies Teacher
- Social Emotional Learning
- Middle School [Age 11 - 13]
- High School [Age 14 - 17]