Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism
New Publication from Stylus and AAC&U: Bandwidth Recovery
Published by Stylus in association with AAC&U, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization argues that the cognitive resources for learning of over half our young people have been diminished by the negative effects of economic insecurity; discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and other aspects of difference.
Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization
Cia Verschelden, M.S.W., Ed.D.
Foreword by Lynn Pasquerella
With a foreword by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella, Bandwidth Recovery begins with an analysis of the impacts of poverty, racism, and other forms of social marginalization on mental and physical health and cognitive capacity. Cia Verschelden presents strategies for promoting a growth mindset and self-efficacy, for developing supports that build upon students’ values and prior knowledge, and for creating learning environments both in and out of the classroom so students can feel a sense of belonging and community. She addresses issues of stereotyping and exclusion and discusses institutional structures and processes that create identity-safe rather than identity-threat learning environments.
This book is intended for faculty, student affairs professionals, and college and university administrators, all of whom have an interest in creating learning environments where all students have a chance to succeed.
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