School Colors Discussion
The first discussion between Parkway West's Foundations in Education class and Bryn Mawr College's Sociology of Ed class will be regarding the movie School Colors. The BMC students have composed questions for each PW student to answer. Once the PW students answer in their prospective groups, their BMC groups members will respond. Each individual has to respond twice in their groups. Here are the questions:
1. One of the teachers at Berkeley High said: Why should we have integration in school when it doesn’t exist in society? Do you agree/disagree? Why?
2. What are your thoughts on tracking? What about the links between diversity and tracking?
3. Certain ways of speaking (white, middle class) are considered more “appropriate” than other ways of speaking. How should schools deal with this issue?
When answering the questions, make sure that you are clear about what question you are answering- you can also touch on more than one question.
Below I have an example of how a dialog should/could go.