Apr 12
CAPSES Staff

The Ethic of Care in Supporting African American Students with Special Needs

By CAPSES Staff

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rpl_1482-100x100-wattsw-100x100_resized-180x180.jpgCare is a basic need grounded in relationships. In schools, relationships are based on the interaction between the student and teacher/staff.  If students do not perceive that the teacher/staff cares for them, it may be more difficult for a teacher to be successful in engaging the student in the learning experience. 

DiDi Watts, M.A., PPSC, Vice President of Education for Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services and a Doctoral Candidate at Loyola Marymount University for the Ed.D in Educational Leadership for Social Justice will address the subject at the May 4, 2018, CAPSES Spring Conference in Pasadena, CA.

Her presentation will also cover the  results of a study focused on African American male students in a nonpublic school setting.  The study provides a better understanding of how the care of teacher/staff supported the educational experience of the African American male student.  Implications for teachers and leaders will be explored, with recommendations for meeting the needs of this specific group of students. 

Join your colleagues in Pasadena, CA on May 4, 2018, at the CAPSES Spring Conference!  Register Here