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Urban Educational Identity: Seeing Students on Their Own Terms

Urban Educational Identity: Seeing Students on Their Own Terms

1st Edition

Sara M. Childers
September 26, 2016

WINNER 2017 O.L. Davis, Jr. AATC Outstanding Book in Education Award WINNER 2017 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award Through rich ethnographic detail, Urban Educational Identity captures the complexities of urban education by documenting the everyday practices of teaching...

Resegregation as Curriculum: The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in U.S. Public Schools

Resegregation as Curriculum: The Meaning of the New Racial Segregation in U.S. Public Schools

1st Edition

Jerry Rosiek, Kathy Kinslow
December 11, 2015

"Blending critical race theory, contemporary pragmatism, and the new materialism, this book raises questions about methodology, power, and change. Educational policy analysis needs this book, as do curriculum studies, teacher education, and antiracist work for its focus on how policy is lived by...

Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education

Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education

2nd Edition

Edward Taylor, David Gillborn, Gloria Ladson-Billings
August 06, 2015

The emergence of Critical Race Theory (CRT) marked a pivotal moment in the history of racial politics within the academy and powerfully influenced the broader conversation about race and racism in the United States and beyond. Comprised of articles by some of most prominent scholars in the field of...

Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice

Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice

1st Edition

Richard R. Valencia
April 06, 2010

Deficit thinking is a pseudoscience founded on racial and class bias. It "blames the victim" for school failure instead of examining how schools are structured to prevent poor students and students of color from learning. Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking provides comprehensive critiques...

Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in the Education of Undocumented Latina/o Students

Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in the Education of Undocumented Latina/o Students

1st Edition

Maria Pabon Lopez, Gerardo R. Lopez
November 18, 2009

The children of undocumented migrants in the U.S. are trapped at the intersection of two systems in crisis: the public education system and the immigration law system. Based on a long tradition of scholarship in Latino education and on newer critical race theory ideas, Persistent Inequality answers...

American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law

American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law

1st Edition

Matthew L. M. Fletcher
May 28, 2008

America Indian culture and traditions have survived an unusual amount of oppressive federal and state educational policies intended to assimilate Indian people and destroy their cultures and languages. Yet, Indian culture, traditions, and people often continue to be treated as objects in the...

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