Rethinking the "diverse" curriculum
The author explains how his school developed a diversity curriculum driven by the needs and questions of their students. "Students, regardless of their backgrounds, want to know how to talk so that others will listen to them and understand them. They want to know how to deal with difficult situations. And they want to know why people act the way they do — and what can be done about it." The course "tackles these themes through the study of literature, philosophy, psychology, history, and sociology...the issues it raises cut across cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and sexual lines." Author: David Allyn, Director of education for NJ SEEDS, an organization that serves high-achieving, low-income students by providing exceptional academic opportunities. Published by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).