The Ostracism Case Study grew out of the Harvard-Facing History and Ourselves research on improving inter-group relations among youth funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It reflects Facing History’s ongoing interest in forging meaningful connections between current, theory-driven research and the practice of promoting teacher professional development. The workshop is as an educational tool rather than a report on the research itself. It has been used in this kind of face-to-face workshop, as well as an online workshop.
Dennis Barr, Director of Program Evaluation at Facing History and Ourselves, managed the research team involved in the Carnegie study. In this video, Barr provides a background on the incident and highlights some of the key issues that emerge in an exploration of the case study.