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Thursday, May 23 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Plenary 3: Reconceptualizing Prevention Practices: How to Develop a more Diverse and Interculturally Responsive Practice using a Positionality-Oriented Approach in Community and Higher Education Settings

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Diversity and inclusion are key elements in contemporary society including educational institutions and community practices. With the increased visibilities of diverse populations in US society,it becomes important for contemporary educators and practitioners in prevention and higher education to be able to address those diverse needs in their own practices. The efficacy of conventional ways of practicing prevention strategies is brought into question for those more diverse populations. Do conventional concepts and theories really work for diverse populations? Furthermore, traditional concepts and theories were developed under the cultural cohort of people with the sociocultural power at the time with regard to their specific gender, race, and often times sexual orientation. Do generic or one-fits-all ways of practice work for contemporary diverse populations? Professionals and practitioners in prevention and higher education might need to acquire new means of optimally serving these diverse populations. Using existing literature and the author’s prior research on bullying, violence, and incivility, this keynote will discuss some innovative ways to reach out to traditionally marginalized populations with an understanding of diversity and positionality to implement interculturally responsive prevention practices.

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Mitsunori Misawa, Ph.D.

Faculty, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Mitsunori Misawa, Ph.D. is a graduate faculty member of the Adult Learning PhD program and the EdPsych Online Master’s program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also the co-coordinator of the EdPsych Online... Read More →