The Power of Educators: Creating Multicultural Learning Environments featuring Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi, Associate Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi is an Associate Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Joshi is the author of several books and articles and is one of the editors for 3rd edition for Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, where she is also the co-author of two chapters in the book. Most recently she was a consultant for the Pew Research Forum’s groundbreaking survey on Asian Americans and Religion. She has also been invited to present her research at the White House and at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to Vienna, Austria. She also taught in the American Studies program at Princeton University. Dr. Joshi is the author of the book New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (Rutgers University Press, 2006), which was awarded the National Association for Multicultural Education’s 2007 Philip C. Chinn Book Award. Dr. Joshi works with teachers and school administrators on issues relating to multicultural curriculum development and the needs of immigrant and second-generation students. She has also been an invited speaker at national conferences on Asian American issues and was part of a delegation that presented a forum on Asian American issues at the White House. Professor Joshi earned her doctorate in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, received a Masters in Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Bachelors in Religion from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and pursued post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The Summer Educators’ Institute is an intensive 4-day session recommended for educators and administrators interested in ways to enhance their understanding of multicultural learning environments. Attendees will explore the various dynamics of multicultural education such as anti-bias education related to immigration, religion, gender and transgender topics, sexual orientation, racial identity development and privilege. The Institute is designed to take participants on a journey from awareness to action that will allow them to apply innovative techniques for multicultural education. They will experience personal and professional growth that will be an asset to their school’s learning environment.