The research aimed to analyze the implications of multicultural politics in education and school as well as identify related conceptions and experiences. Presents partial results of a study case in a Canadian public high school, considered in terms of quality of life and human rights. The study case is used as a reference to analyze the Brazilian education where the different notions of student at risk were highlight as a practical result of the multicultural education policy. Among the results we consider that this category denotes the social exclusion as an impact of the educational policies from different perspectives, sometimes in Canada with an affirmative sense of racial and cultural mix, or in Brazil as a social segregation.
Student at risk; High school; Inclusive education; Educational policy; Multiculturalism