Minority Status, Oppositional Culture, & Schooling / Edition 1

Minority Status, Oppositional Culture, & Schooling / Edition 1

by John U. Ogbu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805851046

ISBN-13: 9780805851045

Pub. Date: 02/15/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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. The theory and empirical foundation of Ogbu’s scholarship, which some have mistakenly reduced to the "acting white hypothesis," is fully presented and re-visited in this posthumous collection

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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. The theory and empirical foundation of Ogbu’s scholarship, which some have mistakenly reduced to the "acting white hypothesis," is fully presented and re-visited in this posthumous collection of his new writings plus the works of over 20 scholars. Ogbu’s own chapters present how his ideas about minority education and culture developed. Readers will find in these chapters the theoretical roots of his cultural ecological model. The book is organized as a dialogue between John Ogbu and the scholarly community, including his most ardent critics; Ogbu’s own work can be read at the same time as his critics have their say.

Minority Status, Oppositional Culture, and Schooling examines content, methodological, and policy issues framing the debate on academic achievement, school engagement, and oppositional culture. It brings together in one volume, for the first time, some of the most critical works on these issues as well as examples of programs aimed at re-engagement. In addition to African Americans, it also looks at school engagement among Native American and Latino students. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the study of the academic achievement gap.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805851045
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Series:
Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Roslyn A. Mickelson

Preface

John U. Ogbu

A Note from

Marcellina Ada Ogbu

Acknowledgments

Marcellina Ada Ogbu

PART ONE: HISTORY AND FRAMEWORK

Chapter 1: The History and Status of a Theoretical Debate

John U. Ogbu

Chapter 2: Collective Identity and the Burden of "Acting White" in Black History,

Community, and Education

John U. Ogbu

Chapter 3: Ways of Knowing: The Ethnographic Approach to the Study of Collective

Identity and Schooling

John U. Ogbu

Chapter 4: Multiple Sources of Peer Pressures Among African American Students

John U. Ogbu

Chapter 5: Language and Collective Identity Among Adults and Students in a Black

Community

John U. Ogbu

Chapter 6: "Signithia, You Can Do Better Than That": John Ogbu (and Me)

and the Nine Lives Peoples

Signithia Fordham

PART TWO: COLLECTIVE IDENTITY, BLACK AMERICANS, AND SCHOOLING

Chapter 7: High School Students of Color Talk About Accusations of "Acting White"

David A. Bergin and Helen C. Cooks

Chapter 8: Black Students’ Identity and Acting White and Black

Linwood Cousins

Chapter 9: Reexamining Resistance as Oppositional Behavior: The Nation of Islam and the

Creation of a Black Achievement Ideology

A.A. Akom

Chapter 10: What Does "Acting White" Actually Mean? Racial Identity, Adolescent

Development, and Academic Achievement Among African American Youths

Margaret Beale Spencer and Vinay Harpalani

Chapter 11: "Excellence" and Student Class, Race, and Gender Cultures

Lois Weis

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