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Educational Trauma

Examples From Testing to the School-to-Prison Pipeline

  • Defines the concept of Educational Trauma

  • Illustrates how policy, procedure, and legislation perpetuate poisonous pedagogies

  • Creates an intersectional analysis of education-based traumas with empathy for diverse groups of students, families, and communities.

  • Draws on thorough research and practice, elucidating educational problems in a whole new way, with influence from diverse fields of study


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lee-Anne Gray
    Pages 1-10
  3. The Foundation of Educational Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 13-16
    3. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 17-25
    4. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 27-35
    5. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 37-45
    6. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 47-58
  4. Examples of Educational Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 75-92
    3. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 109-118
    4. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 137-152
    5. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 153-173
    6. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 175-193
    7. Lee-Anne Gray
      Pages 195-206

About this book


This book deconstructs and analyzes the impact of education-based trauma. Drawing on wisdom from the fields of education, psychology, neuroscience, history, political science, social justice, and philosophy, Gray connects the dots across different forms of education trauma that can occur throughout a student’s life: from bullying and anxiety to social inequity and the school-to-prison pipeline. With respect to learning, memory, social group dynamics, democracy, and mental health, this book serves as a call-to-arms, demanding civil rights for all students and for education to fulfill its ultimate duty as a force for the common good.


Trauma studies Testing School-to-Prison pipeline Curriculum development Educational Assessment Special education Counselling Interpersonal neurobiology Urban Development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Connect GroupToluca LakeUSA

About the authors

Lee-Anne Gray is a psychologist, educator, author, and national speaker. In her private practice, she served as a forensic and clinical consulting psychologist to public defenders, families, students, and school districts throughout the state of California. Gray was also a TEDx organizer. Formerly an instructor of Psychology of Gender in the Departments of Psychology/Women’s Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Gray founded The Connect Group in 2011, and continues to serve the global educational community with innovative professional development seminars in self-compassion, LGBTQ+ youth, Design Thinking, EmpathicEducation, as well as with transformational coaching.

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