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Structural Racism in Schools: A View through the Lens of the National School Social Work Practice Model

Structural Racism in Schools: A View through the Lens of the National School Social Work Practice... Structural racism—implicitly discriminatory practices and policies that have negative consequences for individuals and groups of color—is a powerful force in contemporary American society, including in our public education system. This article explores the potential for school social workers (SSWers) to address structural racism through the use of the national school social work (SSW) practice model as a tool to guide systemic, ecologically oriented intervention within schools and educational policy spaces. In this article, the authors review data on racial disparities in educational attainment, placement, opportunity, and discipline practices that have led to increased attention to structural racism in schools. They then discuss and describe the national SSW practice model and its suitability for the structural interventions in response to structural racism in schools. Finally, they provide recommendations for how SSWers can respond effectively to this pressing social problem. These recommendations include a list of resources for addressing structural racism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Children & Schools Oxford University Press

Structural Racism in Schools: A View through the Lens of the National School Social Work Practice Model

Children & Schools , Volume 42 (3): 7 – Jul 17, 2020

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Publisher
Oxford University Press
Copyright
© 2020 National Association of Social Workers
ISSN
1532-8759
eISSN
1545-682X
DOI
10.1093/cs/cdaa015
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Abstract

Structural racism—implicitly discriminatory practices and policies that have negative consequences for individuals and groups of color—is a powerful force in contemporary American society, including in our public education system. This article explores the potential for school social workers (SSWers) to address structural racism through the use of the national school social work (SSW) practice model as a tool to guide systemic, ecologically oriented intervention within schools and educational policy spaces. In this article, the authors review data on racial disparities in educational attainment, placement, opportunity, and discipline practices that have led to increased attention to structural racism in schools. They then discuss and describe the national SSW practice model and its suitability for the structural interventions in response to structural racism in schools. Finally, they provide recommendations for how SSWers can respond effectively to this pressing social problem. These recommendations include a list of resources for addressing structural racism.

Journal

Children & SchoolsOxford University Press

Published: Jul 17, 2020

Keywords: institutionalized racism; national school social work practice model; school climate; school social work; structural racism

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