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Dorothy Steele & Becki Cohn-Vargas: Being aware of difference a powerful learning tool

Release Date: 
April 14, 2014

Dorothy Steele and Becki Cohn-Vargas discuss the negative effects of trying to be "colorblind," and how a multicultural education should be taught in schools that have a high population of students of color and low-income students. 

Steele and Cohn-Vargas are the authors of the recently published book, Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn.

This interview followed the SCOPE Brown Bag lecture "Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn" on April 14, 2014. The full webcast of the seminar and other details can be found at this link:

Learn more about identity safe classrooms at