Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Can Diversity Be Taught In the Classroom?

For a Long Island Middle School Class diversity is not just a topic in passing conversation, it’s a class offered to any student wanting to learn more about the stereotyping in their everyday world.

“It’s a concern that students are not prepared for what they’re going to face when they leave the school district, particularly in more homogenous communities,” said Timothy G. Kremer, the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, who supports the elective.

Some might argue, “How can you grade a class on diversity?” or “Is it possible to teach a class on diversity without biases interfering?”

To learn more about this class on diversity read the full article at The New York Times

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