"Becoming Woke": Encouraging Critical Consciousness to Prevent Violence and Promote Change
by Dr. Maury Nation
Maury Nation is an associate professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. His research is focused on developing strategies and interventions that promote positive development and prevent violence among children and adolescents. This has included research implementing and evaluating community and school-based programs that prevent violence and bullying, promote positive school climate, and reduce racial ethnic disparities in exclusionary discipline. Most recently his research has focused on the relations between community context and school climate, and the influence these constructs have on student behaviors and student achievement.