Carol Robinson-Zañartu, Ph.D.

Carol Robinson-Zanartu
  • Professor Emerita
  • Counseling and School Psychology

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Dr. Carol Robinson-Zañartu is Professor Emerita, Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University, where she served as department chair for 16 years and taught multiple classes in school psychology for some 30 years. Her work has been devoted to educational equity, with a strong commitment to and emphasis on culturally responsive work with Native American and Indigenous youth and multiple language learners, especially Spanish speakers. She also specialized in and taught classes in intervention-base dynamic assessment and mediated interventions, focusing on the development of critical thinking skills, their integration with culturally responsive practice. She currently directs the following federally funded projects: (a) PUEDE! A School Psychology-SLP Bilingual Collaboration; (b) NAISC, a School Psychology-School Counseling Collaboration with Indigenous Youth and Communities (which end 2020); and (C) SHPA, Mental Health Specialization and Collaboration with School Psychology-School Counseling on behalf of Native and Indigenous youth and communities (which begins 2020).

  • Robinson-Zañartu, C. (2020). A Response to A Short History of Colonization and Decolonization and Why It Matters.  In G. Monk, J. Winslade, J., & S. Sinclair. Intercultural Counseling: Bridging the us and them divide (pp. 78-80).  Cognella, Inc. Academic Publishing. 

  • Robinson-Zañartu, C. & Aganza, J. S. (2019).  Culturally responsive mediated learning in 21st Century schools (pp. 1-22). In B. L. Chua & I. Wong Yuen Fun. (Ed.) Advances in Mediated Learning Experience for the 21st Century: Competencies, Contexts and Culture. Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd.   

  • Robinson-Zañartu, C., Draper-Rodríguez, C. & Olvera, P. (2019). White Paper: The provision of school psychological services to Dual Language Learners. Contemporary School Psychology, 23, 3-9. DOI: 10.1007/s40688-018-00222-z 

  • Robinson-Zañartu, C., Draper-Rodríguez, C., & Olvera, P. (2019). School Psychologists and the Opportunities and Challenges of Serving Dual Language and English Learners: An Introduction to the Special Issue.  Contemporary School Psychology, 23, 1-2. DOI: 10.1007/s40688-018-00222-z

  • Dauphinais, P., Robinson-Zañartu, C., Charley, E., Melroe, O., & Baas, S. (2018, Oct). Using the Indigenous Conceptual Framework in Assessment: A Native American Perspective–Part II. NASP Communiqúe, 48, 27-29.

  • Dauphinais, P., Robinson-Zañartu, C., Charley, E., Melroe, O., & Baas, S. (2018, Sept.). Using the Indigenous Conceptual Framework in Assessment: A Native American Perspective–Part I. NASP Communiqúe, 47, 1, 24-25.

  • Robinson-Zañartu, C., Mendoza, N., Wager, J. D., & Mesa, D. (2017). Response to Mediated Intervention (RTMI): Dynamic Assessment in Context. Educational & Child Psychology, 34(1), 39-54.

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