How Categories in Schools Create Inequality w/ Dr. Emily Penner and Dr. Andrew Penner

Episode 129 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast

[Episode 129 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

From early labels like “kindergartner” or “English-language learner” to later designations like “honor roll student,” how do school categories affect a young person’s life? Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. Emily K Penner and Dr. Andrew M Penner on their latest book, “Schooled and Sorted: How Educational Categories Create Inequality.”

Also discussed: What messages are students getting from their schools when they are divided into categories, what types of categories are there, who makes the decisions that affect students, the history of schooling in the United States, social categories, instructional categories, a trauma-informed perspective, contradictions, how can educational institutions make more equitable choices, some examples of problematic categories in education that tend to benefit some students. What practical efforts can higher education practitioners take to address concerns of inequality caused by educational categories, sorting, and so on?

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant , host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress) as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Paul has been quoted in the Washington Post, NBC News, Wired Magazine, and Counseling Today. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

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”Alright” from the forthcoming album Mystic by PAWL (Spotify)

“Show Me How” from Oncle Jazz by Men I Trust (Spotify)

“Sugar” from Untourable Album by Men I Trust (Spotify)

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