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SPCL 7900 Theories of Human Development: SESSION 14 - Module 6: Adolescence, continued

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7900 course.


Please complete the following PRIOR to our Zoom session on December 8:

1. Readings

READ the assigned readings (LN 6,7,8; anti-racism practice article).

3:40 Section: Cristina & Abi: Chatterji (2020). Fighting Systemic Racism in K-12 Education: Helping Allies Move From the Keyboard to the School Board. 

Discussion Questions for 3:40 Section: 

  1. How can we, as school psychologist, raise awareness and combat systemic racism in our schools?
  2. How can policies be altered in order to rectify the cyclical issue of constructed segregation and underfunding within minority schools?
  3. Do you think it would be beneficial to use school funding toward having more counselors, nurses, social workers, and school psychologists rather than spending that money on increased security, school safety officers, and police presence in minority schools? Why or why not?

6:30 Section: Sharnalee & Jayda: Tynes (2015). Online racial discrimination: A growing problem for adolescents.

Discussion Questions for 6:30 Section: 

  1. Do you think online racial discrimination is just as harmful as in-person discrimination?
  2. How might online discrimination affect an African American or Person of Color?
  3. Do you think school psychologists can help reduce online discrimination?
  4. As school psychologists, how can we teach our students to avoid engaging in discriminatory behaviors online? 

2. Triandis Survey

Complete the Triandis Survey. Figure out how individualistic vs. collectivistic you are. We will discuss the results in class.

3. Discussion Board

Go to Blackboard to the Discussion Board link and post to the "Session #14forum.

Write a discussion question based on this week’s assigned readings. Read the questions already posted, and do not repeat a question asked by one of your classmates. Your question should relate directly to an issue discussed in the reading and should require a thoughtful response.

A. Post your question. 

B. Read the questions posted by your classmates and respond to at least three of them. 

C. Respond to every student who responds to you. Do this in your own thread as well as the other threads you are participating in.

D. Continue participating in the threads until the module is over.

Note: If other students are not selecting your thread to participate in, perhaps it is because your question is too complex, confusing, or uninteresting. In this case, substitute another question.

4. Prepare for Blackboard Quiz (RAT#13)

The 5-question multiple-choice quiz will be on the LN 6,7,8 readings and videos. This RAT will be made available to you at your designated quiz time (3:40 pm or 6:30 p.m.). Our Zoom session will commence right after the quiz at 4:10 or 7:00 pm, depending on your course section.


In this session we will examine adolescent development in a variety of contexts outside of the home: school and the community. We will also discuss media influences as well as the anti-racism practice article.