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Research Discussion: Dr. Shannon McClain

3MT Featured Home Graduate Education Week Inclusive Excellence Individual Development Plan (IDP) PostDoc Association Professional Development Upcoming Events April 02, 2019 10:00am


The Bridge | 220 Townsend Hall


573-882-0511 |

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Student Teacher Relationships & Academic Outcomes: The Importance of Trust for Students of Color

Dr. McClain’s research investigates how individuals’ social identities and culture impact psychosocial functioning, including development, learning, and mental health. This talk will focus on research examining the importance of student-teacher relationships for students of color—in particular, the unique role that students’ trust of their instructors plays in identification with academics and academic achievement. Implications for students, educators, and families will be discussed.

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