"If there is a better intercultural plan in any school system in America, I do not know where it is": The San Diego City Schools' intercultural education program, 1946-1949

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Abstract

This article explores the relatively unknown history of the San Diego City Schools' attempts at intercultural reform after World War II and how educators responded to the specific needs of students and community members in the wake of racial, ethnic, and religious tensions on the West Coast. The 3-year intercultural program was one of the first of its kind in California and became a template for those in Los Angeles and San Francisco to follow. How the program developed, what was instituted in the classrooms, and the conservative political resistance faced by school leaders is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-609
Number of pages22
JournalUrban Education
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies

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