Tropp cited in toolkit for educators cultivating diverse classrooms

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The Century Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank conducting research on the benefits of diverse classrooms, has developed a toolkit "Fostering Intergroup Contact in Diverse Schools: Strategies for Educators" based on the classification of intergroup contact outlined by Linda Tropp and Suchi Saxena, a consultant at the Silverman Center of Brandeis University. The toolkit focuses on methods of integrating students across race and class, and developing supportive relationships.

In their research brief for the National Coalition for School Diversity, Tropp and Saxena describe three kinds of intergroup contact that have been shown to reduce prejudice and encourage positive relations: fostering cross-racial friendships, implementing cooperative learning strategies, and promoting supportive norms in schools and among peers.

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