Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Exploring the Social Curriculum of Prestigious Secondary Schools
Special Education, Foundations and Technology
College of Education
This paper takes up the conference theme of multiculturalism, interculturalism, and education by exploring the social ecology of secondary schools expressing commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion. It describes the conceptual framework and preliminary insights of a study of three such schools. Using surveys, interviews, and focus groups, we explore intentional efforts on the part of schools as well as patterns of group and individual engagement by students. Discussion of findings includes possible meanings of student-initiated acts, such as informally claiming space within the building, as well as consideration of institutional imperatives driving diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Multiculturalism, Interculturalism and Education: Pursuing the Common Good through Dialogue and Recognition
Hanks, Christopher and Williams, Olivia, "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Exploring the Social Curriculum of Prestigious Secondary Schools" (2014). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 900.