Waisman researcher Maribeth Gettinger received a grant from the Institute on Race and Ethnicity for her organization of a campus reading group of books featuring racial/ethnic themes. The grants are designed to promote reading seminars and scholarly exchanges on racial/ethnic subjects among faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. Gettinger will collaborate with the Waisman Early Childhood Program and focus on two books to help teachers and parents talk to children about understanding diversity, inequality, and racism.
The reading seminar will meet for seven group sessions from late 2006 until May 2007. Gettinger is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. Her research at the Waisman Center is aimed at evaluating evidence-based interventions for high-risk populations