Diversity, Bias, and Privilege

Addressing Racial Inequities to Create Inclusive Learning Environments

Includes Digital Resources!

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In 15-Minute Focus: Diversity, Bias, and Privilege, Dr. Natalie Spencer Gwyn and Robert B. Jamison give educators, counselors, and administrators knowledge, strategies, and resources that can create a safe, culturally diverse learning environment for all students.

Whom can students turn to when they encounter racism and bias? How are these experiences impacting their mental health? Can students feel safe in our schools? If you have ever asked yourself these questions or had students come to you with concerns about racism and lack of diversity, this book is for you.

As our nation grows in its cultural and ethnic diversity, our school populations have also changed. In an ideal world, schools would serve as a welcoming place for all students regardless of ethnicity. Unfortunately, many schools have become a place of racial discord, racism, bias, and discrimination. Unequal access to services, lack of resources, and biased practices contribute to an education system that fails to educate, serve, and support every student.

In this book, you’ll discover:

  • Key terms that provide clarity when discussing race, ethnicity, bias, and privilege
  • The impact of bias and privilege on school performance
  • Tips for building supportive schools of diverse learners
  • Strategies for educators, counselors, and administrators to promote bias-informed education
  • The critical role empathy plays in correcting course
  • Assessments, curated resources, and more!

Each chapter includes a case study that illustrates an aspect of diversity, along with questions to apply the book’s principles in your own context. In addition, Gwyn and Jamison provide a comprehensive list of tools adults can use to become more culturally aware as well as create more culturally diverse and inclusive classrooms and schools.

Written by Natalie Spencer Gwyn, Robert Jamison
Paperback ISBN 9781953945471
Grades K-12
112 pages
Release Date April 21, 2022

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Natalie Spencer Gwyn

Dr. Natalie Spencer Gwyn is a Core Faculty Member at Walden University and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Natalie later earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from North Carolina State University. She is the owner of Gwyn Counseling and Wellness, and is both an author and speaker.

Robert Jamison

Robert B. Jamison currently serves as a coordinator of school counseling services for a large suburban school division and has years of experience as a school counselor and school counseling department chair. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia as well as his Master of Science in Education in School Counseling and his Education Specialist degrees from Old Dominion University. Mr. Jamison has also supported school counselors and educators as a member of the Board of Directors for a state school counselor association; and, he served on a state commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Natalie Spencer Gwyn

Dr. Natalie Spencer Gwyn is a Core Faculty Member at Walden University and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Natalie later earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from North Carolina State University. She is the owner of Gwyn Counseling and Wellness, and is both an author and speaker.

Robert Jamison

Robert B. Jamison currently serves as a coordinator of school counseling services for a large suburban school division and has years of experience as a school counselor and school counseling department chair. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia as well as his Master of Science in Education in School Counseling and his Education Specialist degrees from Old Dominion University. Mr. Jamison has also supported school counselors and educators as a member of the Board of Directors for a state school counselor association; and, he served on a state commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Being an advocate and a culturally competent counselor is a must, but it can also be hard. That’s why I’m really appreciate this book. It is not only full of information, but also thought provoking moments that assist in your program assessment and personal counseling reflection. It would be a great summer PD read with your school or district team.

Laura Filtness
School Counselor

Educators are CHANGE AGENTS. Dismantling systems, breaking barriers and paving a path for a more inclusive institution must be part of our commitment. This 15-Minute Focus series is a great resource for schools. A resource that dives into diversity, bias, and privilege by exploring key terms, the critical impact EMPATHY plays in our work forward and offering support strategies that promote bias-informed education.

Shannon Dobson
Behavior Specialist

I am a huge fan of the 15-Minute Focus series. I just got this one to add to my collection, and it is filled with lots of great info. So glad I got it for my school counselor library! This book is great for a book study with staff. It brings a level of awareness of how we can best work and support kids, minimize micro aggressions and bring meaningful discussions to the table.

Carol Miller
School Counselor

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