An intended goal of 4.0 is to foster equity and inclusion throughout the organization and its curriculum. This report seeks to explore how efforts to promote equity and inclusion are understood by alumni, as well as the extent to which these values are embodied and implemented during and after 4.0’s fellowship programs. The report is organized in three parts. First, we provide a brief review of several key findings from the literature that explore how design thinking is integrated with an equity framework. Second, we present high-level equity-related themes and key findings which emerged from a random sample of 4.0 alumni interviews. Finally, we provide recommendations and conclusions, stemming from interview feedback and the literature review.
McCallops, K., Karpyn, A., Young, C., & Kim, J. (April 2021). An Equitable Future in Education: Learning from 4.0 Alumni Experiences (T21-011). Newark, DE: Center for Research in Education and Social Policy.
April 8, 2021