多样性、股票 & 包容
Supporting a Gender Inclusive Environment at 爱默生华德福学校 | 7.24.23
地承认 | 11.23.21
Statement in response to the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests | 06.02.20
Emerson Waldorf is committed to providing a safe and nurturing educational environment for every student. We continually seek to improve the ways we serve and support all members of the community. A supportive space is the fertile soil in which all the seeds of diversity may grow. Students feel safer in school when they are educated in a diverse setting, classroom discussion is enriched with multi-文化 perspectives.
The school’s mission is to be in the vanguard of racial inclusion, in establishing a community whose diversity may be also defined along ethnic, 文化, 性别, 性, 宗教, 还有经济线. 这样做, we invite speakers and engage in workshops to raise the consciousness of our teachers and staff and to challenge our preconceptions. Training and introspection can then help support our multi-pronged strategy to promote diversity.
第一个, we regularly review our curriculum to see how we might incorporate stories, 绘画, 音乐, texts from various cultures.
While the traditional Waldorf curriculum is based on European sources, we strive to offer our students 经历 from other cultures – a Congolese play, 奴隶的故事, or an historical narrative of the Lumbee tribe expelling the Klu Klux Klan from a North Carolina county are just a few examples. In addition, teachers strive to acknowledge different perspectives in their teachings. A history lesson about the Vietnam War might include the perspectives of North and South Vietnamese, tales of European explorers might be complemented by writings of Native Americans.
第二个, we endeavor to attract families from underrepresented communities and economically disadvantaged families who would like to benefit from Waldorf education. Our development efforts are directed, 在某种程度上, to raising money for financial aid for families that otherwise might not be able to afford private school.
第三, we undertake extensive outreach activities to attract and train teachers from under-represented minorities. After all, students respond to teachers who look like them or who have had similar life 经历. And the community of teachers grows in sensitivity, awareness, exposure along with its diversity.
Emerson Waldorf faculty are students of Steiner’s writings, have come to the school recognizing that his insights are the inspiration of our entire educational enterprise. 然而, we also affirm that the authority of our school body is held in the present collection of people serving it. The college of teachers adheres to its own free authority to make decisions and develop the curriculum of our school. We do not condone or endorse any of Steiner’s early depictions of 性别, 宗教, 或者种族等级制度, we actively oppose any racialist understanding of evolution. Recognizing the historical and 文化 basis for some of Steiner’s indications, we strive to base our education at Emerson progressively in the historical and 文化 present. mg赌场最新网站也拒绝任何信仰, 断言, or assumption that the social construct of race has any basis in spirituality, believe there is no hierarchy of race, 性别认同, 性表达, 种族, 国籍, 宗教, 或文化. We affirm and embrace all backgrounds, 经历, 和身份, knowing that every person makes a rich and valuable contribution to our education and school life. We strive to base our education at Emerson in accordance with Steiner’s later pronouncement that we “must seek to unite people of all races and nations, to bridge the divisions and differences between various groups of people.”
作为一个学校团体, we uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” and we seek to build an educational environment that enables all students to realize their full freedom and individuality.
2020-2021: 教师 and 工作人员 read and studied “Not Light, But Fire” by Matthew Kay.
Summer 2020: Parents, 工作人员, 教师 read and studied “Me and White Supremacy” by Layla Saad.
2019 - 2020:教员 and 工作人员 read and studied “I”m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown.
2019 - 2020:教员, 工作人员, Parent groups read and discussed “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo.