International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Implicit and Explicit Education through School Curriculum and Society
Tryphina S. Robinson

In both workplaces and classrooms, people of diverse backgrounds interact with one another on a frequent basis. Each person is a member of any number of diverse groups, including those related to race, gender, and social class. While diversity is celebrated in theory, I argue that our society is not sensitive to, appreciative of, or genuinely interested in learning about the differences each individual possesses. From the texts students read in class to the commercials they watch on television, our children constantly receive implicit messages about people who are like them in some way to gain lessons about life. In this paper, I explore some of the discrepancies between the implicit and explicit messages children receive and explore how to reconcile these messages.

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