Diversity at school as a lever for success?

Emmanuelle Lenel
2010 Brussels Studies  
La revue scientifique électronique pour les recherches sur Bruxelles / Het elektronisch wetenschappelijk tijdschrift voor onderzoek over Brussel / The e-journal for academic research on Brussels Collection générale | 2010 Diversity at school as a lever for success? Resources and limits of two models in Brussels La mixité à l'école comme levier de réussite ? Ressources et limites de deux modèles bruxellois Gemengde scholen als hefboom voor succes? Mogelijkheden en limieten van twee Brusselse
more » ... llen Emmanuelle Lenel Translator: Jane Corrigan Electronic version This article examines the democratic ideal of diversity in the broad sense, in the field of education. Based on two case studies of schools in Brussels which meet the challenges of diversity in Brussels in two very different ways, the author uses ethnographic data to put universalist and communitarianist integration models into perspective. She attempts to show that these two types of school do not simply constitute an ethical and philosophical alternative, but that they contribute to shaping different students. Beyond their impact on educational success and segregation, each model of school favours the three logics differently -strategies for success, integration and personal growth -which students must combine within the school environment. Emmanuelle Lenel is a sociologist and assistant at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis. After conducting several research studies on education in connection with gender issues, she began working on a doctorate in the area of urban sociology. She recently published 'Réussir au pluriel. Facteurs et logiques de la différenciation sexuée des trajectoires scolaires dans le secondaire', in Une fille = un garçon?, identifier les inégalités de genre à l'école pour mieux les combattre, Gavray, Cl., Adriaenssens, A. (dir.), L'harmattan, forthcoming. the e-journal for academic research on Brussels
doi:10.4000/brussels.789 fatcat:jaormmgqxrf5pdln3k5pn5435a