Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism

Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism

by Peter Hall
     
 

This book systematically examines how teachers, administrators, and educational institutions contribute to racial and ethnic inequality and offers suggestions for change. It examines societal and cultural contexts, definitions of race and ethnicity, and family influences. It then explores these topics in relation to teachers, classrooms, school programs, school… See more details below

Overview

This book systematically examines how teachers, administrators, and educational institutions contribute to racial and ethnic inequality and offers suggestions for change. It examines societal and cultural contexts, definitions of race and ethnicity, and family influences. It then explores these topics in relation to teachers, classrooms, school programs, school organization, and district policy-making.

The authors present innovative research on family influence on school attainment, analyze four current efforts to alter schooling, detail an imaginative approach to using teachers as researchers, offer a critique of traditional school change, provide an ethnographic study of school 'detracting' and a rare examination of a district creating policy in multicultural education, and discuss the integration of two major reform efforts. The book concludes with recommendations on how to integrate current school restructuring with multicultural education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815320111
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Missouri Symposium on Research and Educational Policy Series, #1
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Preface
Ch. 1Race, Ethnicity, and Schooling in America: An Introduction3
Ch. 2Education in a Multicultural Society41
Ch. 3Familial Predictors of Educational Attainment: Regional and Racial Variations63
Ch. 4Teachers as Social Scientists: Learning about Culture from Household Research89
Ch. 5Tracking Untracking: The Consequences of Placing Low-Track Students in High-Track Classes115
Ch. 6Changing the Discourse in Schools151
Ch. 7Making Multicultural Education Policy: The Transformation of Intentions169
Ch. 8The Integration of Restructuring and Multicultural Education as a Policy for Equity and Diversity203
Author Index219
Subject Index227
Contributors233

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