As teacher candidates discussed classroom management related-topics this semester, Assistant Professor Bob Spires and his students continued to revisit topics of diversity.

In order to connect to real issues of diversity, Dr. Spires invited a group of local Cambodian community leaders — all of whom attended, or whose children attended, Richmond area public schools — to chat with students in his classroom management class.

Several members of the community agreed to participate in a roundtable conversation with teacher candidates. The discussion focused on the parents’ experiences as new immigrants while attending, or parenting, students attending local public schools.

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Education Department

Associate Professor, Education
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau
Human Trafficking & NGO Efforts to Address Trafficking
Disadvantaged Youth in Asia & Africa
Socio-psychological Processes Impacting Educators