Our schools have long embraced the value of diversity in our schools on ethical and moral grounds. At the ground level, all of us have operated from the intuitive sense that there are many tangible benefits to diversity, although we might struggle to define them, precisely. Now, a research study just published by Teachers College, How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students , coauthored by Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology
& Education at Teachers College, and doctoral students Lauren Fox
and Diana Cordova-Cobo., provides empirical evidence that students in diverse schools enjoy numerous benefits.
In short, the study ...