This paper presents the results of a case study of a public school in Barcelona with a high proportion of students from minority cultural groups. Participant classroom observations and active teacher interviews were undertaken in order to understand their teaching practices. The ethnographic analysis of the data shows the existence of a set of tensions around the way in which cultural diversity is managed by the teaching staff. These tensions condition the cultural relevance of these practices, the spaces of coexistence that they promote, as well as the opportunities for participation that they offer to their participants. The discussion offers reflections on the traditional way of approaching cultural diversity in schools, with the aim of contributing to the development of basic teacher education programs oriented towards social justice and the development of more equitable schools.
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 2017|