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Committee Members

Cheryl L. Meyer (Committee Chair), Janeece Warfield (Committee Member), Betty Yung (Committee Member)

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


As the United States population becomes increasingly diverse, the need for multicultural training is greater than ever. Due to this tremendous shift in societal demographics, today's classrooms require teachers to educate students varying in culture, language, abilities, and many other characteristics. The Power to Promote Justice program is intended to provide educators with in-depth training in multicultural education. There is evidence to suggest that many teacher education programs provide minimal training in this area, leaving teachers ill equipped to manage the difficulties associated with working with diverse populations. The Power to Promote Justice Program is a five-session train-the-trainer program that is targeted at increasing the level of cultural self-awareness and developing pragmatic skills (in the area of multicultural education and anti-bullying techniques) in high school teachers. The term "difference based bullying" is introduced. This is defined as bullying based upon characteristics that differentiate one individual from another with certain traits carrying ascribed power and represents the experience of individuals who are bullied based upon their diversity status. Following the training sessions, teachers will have the necessary skills to facilitate multicultural education activities in the classroom in an effective and productive manner, including addressing difference-based bullying. The purpose of this program is to provide a straightforward, simple to use guide for teachers and educators seeking to incorporate diversity education and anti-bullying practices into their school communities.

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Department or Program

School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons