"Minority Status, Oppositional Culture and Schooling" [NOOK Book]


This book is the definitive and final presentation of John Ogbu’s cultural ecological model and the many debates that his work has sparked during the past decade. Organized as a dialogue between John Ogbu and the scholarly community, Minority Status, Oppositional Culture, and Schooling is essential reading for anyone interested in the study of the academic achievement gap

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This book is the definitive and final presentation of John Ogbu’s cultural ecological model and the many debates that his work has sparked during the past decade. Organized as a dialogue between John Ogbu and the scholarly community, Minority Status, Oppositional Culture, and Schooling is essential reading for anyone interested in the study of the academic achievement gap

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John U. Ogbu, an Anthropologist, was Chancellor and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, and a Member of the National Academy of Education. A well-known author and researcher in the field of minority education, he wrote numerous books and articles on the subject, including the award-winning The Next Generation: An Ethnography of Education in an Urban Neighborhood; Minority Education and Caste: The American System in Cross-Cultural Perspective; and Black American Students in an Affluent Society: A Study of Academic Disengagement (winner of a 2004 American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award). Professor Ogbu died in 2003 before this book was completed.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures     xi
Foreword   Roslyn Arlin Mickelson     xv
Preface   John U. Ogbu     xxiii
A Note from Marcellina Ada Ogbu     xxvii
Acknowledgments   Marcellina Ada Ogbu     xxxi
History and Framework
The History and Status of a Theoretical Debate   John U. Ogbu     3
Collective Identity and the Burden of "Acting White" in Black History, Community, and Education   John U. Ogbu     29
Ways of Knowing: The Ethnographic Approach to the Study of Collective Identity and Schooling   John U. Ogbu     64
Multiple Sources of Peer Pressures among African American Students   John U. Ogbu     89
Language and Collective Identity among Adults and Students in a Black Community   John U. Ogbu     112
"Signithia, You Can Do Better Than That": John Ogbu (and Me) and the Nine Lives Peoples   Signithia Fordham     130
Collective Identity, Black Americans, and Schooling
High School Students of Color Talk about Accusations of "Acting White"   David A. Bergin   Helen C. Cooks     145
Black Students' Identity and Acting White and Black   Linwood Cousins     167
Reexamining Resistance as Oppositional Behavior: The Nation of Islam and the Creation of a BlackAchievement Ideology (The Remix)   A.A. Akom     190
What does "Acting White" Actually Mean? Racial Identity, Adolescent Development, and Academic Achievement among African American Youth   Margaret Beale Spencer   Vinay Harpalani     222
"Excellence" and Student Class, Race, and Gender Cultures   Lois Weis     240
Racial Identity Attitudes, School Achievement, and Academic Self-Efficacy among African American High School Students   Karen Mccurtis Witherspoon   Suzette L. Speight   Anita Jones Thomas     257
Reassessment and Methodological Issues
The Burden of "Acting White": Do Black Adolescents Disparage Academic Achievement?   Phililip J. Cook   Jens Ludwig     275
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Confirming Oppositional Culture Theory   Douglas B. Downey     298
Quantitative Studies of Oppositional Culture: Arguments and Evidence   George Farkas     312
The Structure of Opportunity and Adolescents' Academic Achievement Attitudes and Behaviors   Roslyn Arlin Mickelson     348
Oppositional Identity and Academic Achievement among African American Males   Miles Anthony Irving   Cynthia Hudley     374
Cross-Cultural Studies of Identity
Situational Ethnicity and Patterns of School Performance among Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Mexican-Descent Students   Maria Eugenia Matute-Bianchi     397
Navajo Youth and Anglo Racism: Cultural Integrity and Resistance   Donna Deyhle     433
A Quantitative Examination of Oppositional Identity among African American and Latino Middle-School Students   April Taylor     481
Ogbu's Voluntary and Involuntary Minority Hypothesis and the Politics of Caring   Angela Valenzuela     496
Model Programs and Applications
Forming Academic Identities: Accommodation without Assimilation among Involuntary Minorities   Hugh Mehan   Lea Hubbard   Irene Villanueva     533
The Minority Achievement Committee: Students Leading Students to Greater Success in School   Mary Lynne Mcgovern   Astrid Davis   John U. Ogbu     560
Forward-Looking Criticism: Critiques and Enhancements for the Next Generation of the Cultural-Ecological Model   Kevin Michael Foster     577
Black Students' School Success: Coping with the "Burden of 'Acting White'"   Signithia Fordham   John U. Ogbu     593
Contributors     628
Index     636
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