HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal



Diversity in day schools usually goes well beyond the denominational spectrum that falls under the rubric of pluralism. It includes socioeconomic disparities, gender and sexuality, color and ethnicity, and other differences of religious practice and customs. In this issue, authors recommend ways for day schools to become sensitive to a range of diversity, to welcome all students and teachers and find ways for them to validate these identities within the school community.

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The Sephardi/Ashkenazi Divide

by Chaye Kohl Sep 01, 2007
RELATED TOPICS: PluralismCommunity

The debate regarding homogeneous and heterogeneous classes has simmered for decades. Every educational journal and many a conference paper have wrestled with the issue: Is it educationally sound to have students of mixed abilities in the same classroom? Do we deprive students of growth opportunities if we group them according to academic ability?