Just Schools: Pursuing Equality in Societies of Difference

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"In Just Schools, noted legal scholars, educators, and social scientists examine schools with widely divergent methods of fostering equality in order to explore the possibilities and limits of equal education today. The contributors to Just Schools combine empirical research with ethnographic accounts to paint a picture of the quest for justice in classrooms around the nation." As America's schools strive to accommodate new students from around the world, Just Schools provides a look at the different ways we define and promote justice in schools
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Overview

"In Just Schools, noted legal scholars, educators, and social scientists examine schools with widely divergent methods of fostering equality in order to explore the possibilities and limits of equal education today. The contributors to Just Schools combine empirical research with ethnographic accounts to paint a picture of the quest for justice in classrooms around the nation." As America's schools strive to accommodate new students from around the world, Just Schools provides a look at the different ways we define and promote justice in schools and society at large.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871545831
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction

Ch. 1 Pursuing Equal Education in Societies of Difference Martha Minow Minow, Martha Richard A. Shweder Shweder, Richard A. Hazel Rose Markus Markus, Hazel Rose 3

Pt. II Schooling and the Equality-Difference Paradox

Ch. 2 We're All for Equality in U.S. School Reforms: But What Does It Mean? Martha Minow Minow, Martha 21

Ch. 3 Identity Matters: Ethnicity, Race, and the American Dream Hazel Rose Markus Markus, Hazel Rose 63

Pt. III Just Schools in Context

Ch. 4 Contested Terrain: Visions of Multiculturalism in an American Town Austin Sarat Sarat, Austin 101

Ch. 5 Universal Particularism: Making an Ethical Islamic School in Chicago Barnaby B. Riedel Riedel, Barnaby B. 132

Ch. 6 The Reach and Limits of Cultural Accommodation: Public Schools and Somali Muslim Immigrants in Maine Heather L. Lindkvist Lindkvist, Heather L. 164

Ch. 7 Republican Ironies: Equality and Identities in French Schools John R. Bowen Bowen, John R. 204

Pt. IV Just Schools in the World

Ch. 8 Diversity, Transformative Citizenship Education, and School Reform James A. Banks Banks, James A. 227

Ch. 9 After Just Schools: The Equality-Difference Paradox and Conflicting Varieties of Liberal Hope Richard A. Shweder Shweder, Richard A. 254

Index 291

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