Allophilia: Moving beyond Tolerance in the Classroom

  title={Allophilia: Moving beyond Tolerance in the Classroom},
  author={Todd L. Pittinsky},
  journal={Childhood Education},
  pages={212 - 215}
S tudents in most classrooms are different in many ways-gender, class, sexual preference, ethnic group, religion, nationality, language, ability, maturity, and so on. School is one of the primary means by which young people meet others who are different from themselves. As members of these groups may have conflicts with one another, teachers and administrators actively work to promote tolerance among these groups. Some are motivated to create inclusive classrooms in which diverse students learn… 

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