Investigating Racial Ideology and Racial Bias within the Cincinnati Waldorf School

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Jessica Scheid
Oneya Okuwobi


Record ID: 215

Student Major: Sociology

Project Advisor: Oneya Okuwobi

Abstract: The Cincinnati Waldorf School is known for its progressive and inclusive approach to education, which focuses on developing a child's intellectual, emotional, and artistic abilities. However, concerns have been raised regarding the school's racial ideology and racial bias within the school. This research proposal investigates racial ideology and racial discrimination within the Cincinnati Waldorf School. Research Questions: What is the racial ideology of the Cincinnati Waldorf School? To what extent do racial biases exist within the Cincinnati Waldorf School? Methodology: This research will utilize a mixed-methods approach, including both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. First, I will analyze their website, images, handbooks, and policies. Then I will interview an employee of the school, which will allow for a more in-depth exploration of the experiences and perspectives of the school. Data Analysis: The quantitative data collected from the website, images, and policies will be analyzed to identify patterns and correlations in the data. The qualitative data collected from the interview will be analyzed using content analysis to identify key themes and patterns in the data. Ethical Considerations: The research will be conducted in compliance with ethical guidelines, and participants will be informed of their rights and the purpose of the study. The findings of this research will provide a comprehensive understanding of the racial ideology and racial bias within the Cincinnati Waldorf School. The results will help identify areas of improvement for the school and inform policies and practices to promote a more inclusive e and equitable school environment.

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Category: Society and (In)Justice
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Jessica Scheid

Student Major: Sociology