AHS-L2-1. Teaching for Black and Brown Lives: The Importance of Ethnic Studies and Latinx Students in Nevada

Lauren Patterson1
Norma A. Marrun, Ph.D.2
Rosemary Q. Flores2
Averill Kelley2
Kendra Beach2
Faculty Mentor: Christine Clark, Ph.D.2
1College of Education, Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services
2College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning

The purpose of this study was to examine Nevada state (NAC, NRS, NDE, etc.), UNLV(NSHE code, etc.), and CCSD policy and practices related to required and/or elective Ethnic Studies, multicultural education, and/or diversity coursework for high school student graduation, college student graduation, and teacher licensure, license renewal, and/or continuing education, in order to identify areas of confusion, conflation, weakness, and/or gaps in law and policy support that, if addressed, would lead to improvements in high school and college student learning outcomes and academic success (especially for Students of Color), and to the improved preparation of teachers(especially to effectively teach Students of Color).


Nov 15 - 19 2021


All Day


AHS: Lighting Talk Session 2
The Office of Undergraduate Research


The Office of Undergraduate Research


4 Replies to “AHS-L2-1. Teaching for Black and Brown Lives: The Importance of Ethnic Studies and Latinx Students in Nevada”

  1. This is an amazing lightning talk, Lauren! You captivated my attention throughout the entire presentation. This is such an important study – keep up the great work!

  2. Great presentation, Lauren! This was a very succient and interesting lightning talk. The content was organzied very well. Your research method of conducting surveys was very suitable for the topic. One suggestion would be to balance the text in the slides. The first slide was pretty text heavy, while the findings slide did not have any information. Possibly eliminating some of the text from the first slide would make it easier for the viewer and adding the key points from the findings to the final slide would help. Tremendous job!

  3. The opening point of the presentation was very interesting and an attention grabber. The speaker’s presentation were great. She was very clear, loud and confident. Most of the slides were short, straight to the point and focused. Methods and results are clearly presented. I also really liked the presentation topic. I also believe that the value of ethnics studies of minorities in education system should be greater. As 75% of ccsd students are minorities, ethnics studies is in important in gaining knowledge of the past and present.

  4. Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Patterson and I want to welcome you all to my Lightning Talk. Feel free to also comment, offer your thoughts, and thoroughly look at the other amazing presentations from this symposium!

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