April 22 Mosaic Meeting: "Stereotypes and Student Achievement"

Please join Mosaic* on Monday, April 22, from 6–7:30 pm, Auditorium, in a conversation about “How Stereotypes Affect Student Achievement…and What We Can Do About It,” led by Dr. Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor of Developmental, Social, and Educational Psychology at NYU, and moderated by Hunter alum Dr. Jessica Forsyth, a Doctoral Fellow in Psychology at the NYU School of Medicine. Drs. Aronson and Forsyth will talk about how pre-conceived attitudes towards specific social groups can prevent those groups from meeting their academic potential.  Dr. Aronson’s research in this area, with Dr. Claude Steele, is considered a “modern classic” in social psychology.  As an alum, Dr. Jessica Forsyth brings to the conversation her professional expertise and a thorough knowledge of the HCHS community. The presenters will examine how teachers, administrators, students and parents can identify and help alleviate this “stereotype threat.”   

Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided.  If you have any questions about the event or are interested in receiving childcare, please e-mail mosaic@hunterpta.org no later than April 19.

 We look forward to seeing you on April 22 at 6:00.  HCCS Mosaic Co-chairs, mosaic@hunterpta.org

*Mosaic's mission is to promote and advocate for increased diversity, social harmony and sensitivity to differences among staff members, parents and children. The committee addresses all types of diversity, including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic, disability, religion, sexual orientation, family configuration, lifestyle, language and gender.