NCSD2015: Workshop B4

Disrupting Organizational Routines in Schools: Strategies for Achieving True Integration

Not only are America’s schools resegregating, wide opportunity and outcome gaps remain even in diverse schools. In this panel, we highlight some of the challenges currently facing diverse schools such as discipline, tracking and ability grouping, race-based performance expectations, and racial microaggressions. The panel combines the insights from researchers and practitioners to address the experiences of multiple racial groups including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, white, and Asian students. In 1935, W.E.B. Du Bois argued that “the Negro needs neither segregated schools nor mixed schools, what he needs is Education.” He presciently pointed out the reality that integration alone does not create educational equality, but that integration must result in better educational outcomes for students to be truly meaningful. This panel will discuss several strategies to help diverse schools achieve the true integration that is essential for educational equality and excellence for all youth.


  • Dr. John DiamondAssociate Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Dr. Karolyn TysonProfessor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Leticia Smith-Evans HaynesVice President, Institutional Diversity and Equity, Williams College
  • Sharif RobinsonAssistant Principal, Montgomery County Public Schools and County Coordinator, Minority Scholars Program

Moderated by Dr. Roslyn Arlin MickelsonChancellor’s Professor and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte




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