3. Equity and Diversity in Friends Schools
Bertucci, Anna. “How Can We Better Listen to the Voices of Our International Students and Their Families?” Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools 2005–2007 Action Research (April 2007): 4–5.
Anna Bertucci started her Action Research after hearing about the lack of communication for international students’ families at her school, especially those for whom English is not their first language. Bertucci interviewed current students and also found a lack of communications among international alumni. She noted that language barriers, costs, time, and geographic distance are the main obstacles to effective communication. She has put into place translations of key documents and instituted more communication via email, and she plans to engage counselors who are fluent in some of the international students’ first languages and to establish more weekend programming.
Brown, Melissa J. “Fostering a Connection with and Retaining Families of Color in a Friends School Environment.” Voices of Leadership, Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools 2009–2011 Action Research (April 2011): 7–8.
Melissa J. Brown, a mother and school faculty member, became aware of families of color feeling less of a connection with their Friends school community than other families did. After attending the Equity Collaborative at Georgetown Day School, Brown was inspired to start a program, Bridges, for after-school students to continue studying issues related to diversity, specifically, social identifiers concerning diversity.
The Rise of Quaker Education & Early Schools
Quaker Pedagogy: A Moral Approach to Experiential Learning
Diversity in Friends Schools
Friends School & Learning Differences
Friends School Leadership
Friends School Governance
Meeting for Worship
Friends School Culture