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Inequalities between socially marginalized and non-marginalized groups have led to poorer school and health outcomes for African Americans, Latino Americans, and other non-Asian ethnic minorities. In this university podcast, Stanford assistant professor Greg Walton examines one psychological factor contributing to these inequalities: concern about social belonging — a sense of having positive relationships with others. He reports the significant academic and health-related consequences of a brief intervention aimed at buttressing college freshmen’s sense of social belonging in school. Walton spoke at The Science of Getting People to Do Good briefing held at Stanford.
International volunteerism often does more harm than good. A look at why the education sector needs to get serious about global development and human rights approaches.
Three things legislators, universities, and social sector advocates can do to make sure we don’t lose out on the many contributions undocumented students can make to society.
Liberia’s leaders are trying to jump-start their schools. Give them a break.