Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.,
Jones Commons (N300 LC)

Please RSVP online by 11/4 @ 5p. Lunch will be provided. COE faculty, students, and staff are welcome!

Topics will include:

  • Educators of Color
  • Racialized school climate
  • Educator recruitment and retention

Hosted by: Grants and Research Services Center.

Please join us for our next Faculty Research Series event! Drs Ain Grooms, Ebonee Johnson, Duhita Mahatmya will be presenting their research about educators of color. Representing approximately 20% of the workforce educators of color (EOC) are leaving the field at a higher rate than their White counterparts. Despite workforce diversification efforts, few studies investigate the psychosocial consequences of navigating racialized school climate as a reason EOC may leave the workforce (Kohli, 2018). 

Applying a critical quantitative research design, we examined factors that link racialized school climate to the job satisfaction and psychological well-being of EOC. Findings indicate that a racialized school climate has a significant, direct effect on EOC’s race-based stress and professional racial self-efficacy. Results of this study can provide a new lens to improve the retention of educators of color.