Critical Race Training in Education

Wheaton College

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
26 E Main St
Norton, Massachusetts 02766
Phone
(508) 286-8200
School Information
"We create possibilities for our students by offering a full range of studies in the arts, sciences, humanities, mathematics and social sciences. Our approach to the liberal arts emphasizes active learning in the classroom, on the campus and in the real world." The college enrolls over 1,700 students, offers over 100 majors and minors, and has a 11:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/wheaton-college-massachusetts-2227#:~:text=It%20has%20a%20total%20undergraduate,tuition%20and%20fees%20are%20%2456%2C366.) (Source: https://wheatoncollege.edu/about-wheaton-college/)
General Information
Wheaton College has taken significant steps in embedding anti-racism and critical race theory into its training procedures. Training materials for educators tell them to “understand the impact of white supremacy in [their] work,” and to “employ evidence-based anti-racist pedagogy” in their work/teaching, although the exact steps in employing anti-racist teaching are not clear. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Training materials for educators tell them to interrogate their position, “understand the impact of white supremacy in [their] work,” and to “employ evidence-based anti-racist pedagogy” in their work/teaching.

  • Resources

    College anti-racist resources page has a section encouraging faculty to “Interrogate the Content in Your Course, Advising, or Training Programs” and students to understand their white privilege.

Last updated February 13th, 2021