ERIC Number: EJ955883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Critical Education in High Schools: The Promise and Challenges of Intergroup Dialogue
Griffin, Shayla R.; Brown, Mikel; Warren, Naomi M.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v45 n1 p159-180 2012
In public high schools across the country young people deal with issues of discrimination and bullying that are often the result of intolerance and misunderstandings across social identities. Progressive educators who advocate for critical multicultural and critical pedagogical approaches have proposed that young people need to have educational experiences in which they learn to think critically and take action toward social justice in order to create schools that are safe and supportive for all students. This study suggests that intergroup dialogue is a promising model of engaging young people in this form of critical education. It describes an intergroup dialogue program currently operating at four high schools and presents some of the successes and challenges of doing dialogue work in public high school settings.
Descriptors: Social Justice, High Schools, Young Adults, Educational Experience, Intergroup Relations, Bullying, Racial Discrimination, School Safety, Scores, Critical Theory, Social Work, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan