Beyond Acting White: Reframing the Debate on Black Student Achievement / Edition 1

Beyond Acting White: Reframing the Debate on Black Student Achievement / Edition 1

by Erin McNamara Horvat, Carla O'Connor, Carla O'Connor
     
 

Beyond Acting White broadens the extant conversation on the Black-White achievement gap that has been dominated by the notion that Blacks underperform in school because they fear (being accused of) 'acting white.' The authors elucidate the limitations of this explanation by presenting new research that theorizes race as a social phenomenon, unmasks the

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Overview

Beyond Acting White broadens the extant conversation on the Black-White achievement gap that has been dominated by the notion that Blacks underperform in school because they fear (being accused of) 'acting white.' The authors elucidate the limitations of this explanation by presenting new research that theorizes race as a social phenomenon, unmasks the heterogeneity of the Black experience, and contends with the specifics of social context in the culture and organization of schools and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742542730
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/02/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction: Framing the Field: Past and Future Research On the Historic Underachievement of Black Students 3 Bring it On! Diverse Responses to "Acting White" among Academically Able Black Adolescents 4 The Making of a "Burden": Tracing the Development of a "Burden of Acting White" in Schools 5 Shifting Images of Blackness: Coming of Age as Black Students in Urban and Suburban High Schools 6 Intersecting Identities: "Acting White," Gender, and Academic Achievement 7 To Be Young, Gifted, and Somewhat Foreign: The Role of Ethnicity in Black Student Achievement 8 Reconsidering "Material Conditions": How Neigborhood Context Can Shape Educational Outcomes across Racial Groups 9 Whiteness in School: How Race Shapes Black Students' Opportunities 10 Afterward

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