Social Justice Task Force Resources
WSASP has identified and compiled these resources through the work of school psychologists across the state of Washington. These come from a variety of sources and are intended to help schools and families engage in constructive dialogue about social justice issues in the hopes that we can work together to shift the conversation from hate and violence toward understanding and respect. We will be adding to these resources over time.
Tags: General Equity and Justice Information, Inclusion, District Level, School Level, Student Level, Article, List of Resources
Description: Resources from the Center for Racial Justice in Education focused on Black History Month in schools, with resources specific to the intersection of race and gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender-identity.
Author(s): Theri A Pickens
Tags: School Level, District Level, Culture and Climate, Article
Description: The article shares an interpretation of the intersectionality of disability and being of African descent.
Author(s): Walter S. Gilliam, PhD Angela N. Maupin, PhD Chin R. Reyes, PhD Maria Accavitti, BS Frederick Shic, PhD
Tags: Disciplinary Practices, District Level, School Level, Student Level, Article, Preschool, Suspension and Expulsion, Implicit Bias
Description: Research that investigates the impact of implicit bias in preschool behavior expectations and disciplinary practices.
Tags: Disciplinary Practices, District Level, School Level, Article, School Resource Officers
Description: This resource provides key practices and recommendations to promote equitable and effective discipline and to reduce the use of suspension, expulsion, and other exclusionary discipline practices, particularly those that disproportionately impact students of color.
Author(s): Beth A. Ferri and David Connor
Tags: Disproportionality, District Level, School Level, Article
Description: Examines the disproportionate placement of students of color in special education programs (referred to in the education literature as overrepresentation) and traces some of the origins of the current problem of overrepresentation by examining tangled relationship of special education and resegregation in the first years following the Brown decision.
Author(s): Holiday Phillips
Tags: Article, Culturally Responsive Practices
Description: Redefines the definition of allyship for the BIPOC community
Author(s): Jacqueline Kluger
Tags: General Psychological Practices, Foundational, Article, Multicultural Training, Cultural Competency
Description: This is a dissertation regarding multicultural training and the utility of non-traditional field instructional strategies vs traditional lecture-based instruction.
Author(s): AMP Reports
Tags: Reading Instruction, Student Level, Article
Description: This article outlines the negative impact of balanced literacy instructional practices, and how students of color are particularly disadvantaged when students aren't explicitly taught how to read. This leads to issues of properly identifying students with learning disabilities.