The Diversity Challenge

The Diversity Challenge

In his article in the New York Times, author Richard Pérez-Peña focuses on the difficulties inherent in cultivating a diverse student body, in regard to race and economic status.
“It’s expensive,” said Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University. “You have to go out and identify them, recruit them and get them to apply, and then it’s really expensive once they enroll because they need more financial aid.”
Is there a solution to this quandary? A demographically homogeneous education lacks the breadth of human experience; so how can schools actively, efficiently and successfully meet this challenge?
And if you have a few more minutes, follow up the NYT article with this post by Northeastern CPS’s Art LaMan on how the “flipped classroom” teaching model is particularly effective with a multicultural student population.

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