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Christian Privilege: Do Jewish Students Feel Marginalized in Public Schools?

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  • Michelle Garland (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This presentation will describe a research process that included an on-line questionnaire and in-depth, semi-structured interviews with Jewish students, ages 13 to 25, living in small-town rural Iowa, liberal college towns in Iowa, suburbs of Chicago, and San Diego, California, through the lens of critical research theory and structuration theory. Respondents were queried regarding discrimination and harassment by peers and teachers as well as the climate of the school with respect to religious holiday practices. The presentation will help attendees gain a greater understanding of Jewish customs, rituals, and laws to gain a deeper cultural understanding about people of the Jewish faith in our global society.

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07 Mar 2008
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