Personal tools

You are here: Home / Events / "Loosely Coupled Inequality in Education: Supporting At-Promise Students Through an Equity and Justice Framework"

"Loosely Coupled Inequality in Education: Supporting At-Promise Students Through an Equity and Justice Framework"

Professor Victor Rios from UC Santa Barbara and Trevor Auldridge from UC Santa Barbara
  • "Loosely Coupled Inequality in Education: Supporting At-Promise Students Through an Equity and Justice Framework"
  • 2021-02-10T12:00:00-08:00
  • 2021-02-10T13:00:00-08:00
  • Professor Victor Rios from UC Santa Barbara and Trevor Auldridge from UC Santa Barbara
When
Feb 10, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
Where
webinar
Contact Name
Contact Phone
9164455161
Web
Visit external website
Add event to calendar
iCal

 * In light of the community concerns regarding COVID-19, this talk will be given as a webinar.*  

Many scholars have shown how harsh discipline in schools and educational programs negatively influences the emotional and academic well-being of youth of color. In this presentation, we discuss the effects of Project GRIT (Generating Resiliency and Inspiring Transformation), a six-week intervention program that worked with a group of thirty-nine Black and Latinx high school pushouts, students who were encouraged to leave school, in a school district in Southern California. We discuss the organizational structure and school practices that led to a pushout effect and assess an intervention that led to beneficial social and emotional skills, including increased communication, team-oriented thinking, projected self-actualization, trust, and development of self. 

Dr. Victor Rios is Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.   Dr. Rios is the author of five books. Based on over a decade of Rios Photoresearch, Rios created Project GRIT (Generating Resilience to Inspire Transformation) a human development program that works with educators to refine leadership, civic engagement and personal and academic empowerment in young people placed at-risk.  This program is featured in The Pushouts a documentary funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Dr. Rios has worked with local school districts to develop programs and curricula aimed at improving the quality of interactions between authority figures and youths.  Using his personal experience of living on the streets, dropping out of school, and being incarcerated as a juvenile—along with his research findings—he has developed interventions for marginalized students aimed at promoting personal transformation and civic engagement. These programs have been implemented in Los Angeles, California (Watts); juvenile detention facilities; and alternative high schools.   Dr. Rios has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ted Talks, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and National Public Radio.  His Ted Talk “Help for kids the education system ignores” has garnered over 1.5 Million views. 

Trevor Auldridge Reveles is a PhD student in sociology at UC Santa Barbara. He researches the well-being of young people of color in educational institutions in the United States to understand Auldridge Photohow to make these institutions more just. His research has been published in the Review of Educational Research and the Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research, and his graduate work is funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society,  the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the UCSB Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship.

Please click here to view the print friendly flyer.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.

Please click here to view the video.

This is Sliced Diazo Plone Theme