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Attend AACTE Webinar: Responding to Anti-AAPI Racism in Educator Preparation

ar, “Responding to Anti-AAPI Racism in Educator Preparation: Seizing the Present MomentAACTE is honored to welcome another esteemed panel for the third installment of its webinar series, “Combating Racism in Educator Prep.” The third webinar, “Responding to Anti-AAPI Racism in Educator Preparation: Seizing the Present Moment,” centers on the lived experiences of our Asian and Asian American friends, family, colleagues, and students. Valerie Pang, Nicholas D. Hartlep, and Shuhui Fan will discuss the often-omitted history of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community concerning civil rights and the nation’s P–12 education system. The panel will shed light on the current implications of that context for AAPI educators and students, as well as provide a space to discuss strategies and resources institutions of higher education (IHEs) and individuals can use to ensure policies and culture promote safety and belonging for all AAPI people in our education system.

Nicholas D. Hartlep

Nicholas D HartlepNicholas D. Hartlep (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) is the Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education at Berea College where he chairs the Department of Education Studies. Before arriving at Berea College, Hartlep chaired the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Metropolitan State University, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) in St. Paul, Minnesota. He also served as the graduate program coordinator at Metropolitan State University. Hartlep has published 24 books, and his book, Racial Battle Fatigue in Faculty: Perspectives and Lessons from Higher Education (2019, Routledge), recently received an Outstanding Book award from the Society of Professors of Education. Hartlep’s latest book (Teachers College Press, 2021) is Teacher Educators as Critical Storytellers: Effective Teachers as Windows and Mirrors.

 Valerie Ooka Pang

Dr. Valerie Ooka PangValerie Ooka Pang, former elementary teacher in rural and urban schools, is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Recently, Pang published Diversity and Equity in the Classroom (Cengage, 2018) sharing culturally relevant and ethnic studies curriculum. She also was series editor with E. Wayne Ross of Race, Ethnicity, and Education (2006), four volumes. She was editor of Struggling to Be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian American Children with L. Cheng (1998). As senior editor of an instructional text for the National Council for the Social Studies, The Human Impact of Natural Disasters: Issues for the Inquiry-Based Classroom, she integrated global and human rights education. She has published in a variety of journals and has been honored by organizations such as the American Educational Research Associations Standing Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Education, National Association for Multicultural Education, and the University of Washington’s College of Education. Her areas of interest are teacher education, culturally relevant education, social studies education, multicultural education, and Asian American and Pacific American education.

Shuhui Fan

Dr. Shuhui FanShuhui Fan is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at Northern State University. She received her Ph.D. degree in counselor education and supervision at William & Mary. She is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and China. Her research interests include international counseling students and faculty, globalization of counselor education, and multicultural counseling training. 

Register for the webinar:
Responding to Anti-AAPI Racism in Educator Preparation: Seizing the Present Moment
April 29, 2021 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


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