Sailing Against the Wind: African Americans and Women in U.S. Education

Sailing Against the Wind: African Americans and Women in U.S. Education

by Kofi Lomotey
     
 

Experienced American educators discuss the impact of social inequalities created by racism and sexism on the U.S. educational system.

Sailing Against the Wind addresses the issue of inequality in U.S. education. The book includes exemplary programs to show where educators are addressing problems of racial and gender inequity. The authors are experienced

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Overview

Experienced American educators discuss the impact of social inequalities created by racism and sexism on the U.S. educational system.

Sailing Against the Wind addresses the issue of inequality in U.S. education. The book includes exemplary programs to show where educators are addressing problems of racial and gender inequity. The authors are experienced practitioners who work in the educational institutions that they describe and analyze. The consistent theme is that only through political opposition to the status quo and through a demand for social justice will the system change, will inequities be eliminated, and will existing power relationships in society be altered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791431924
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tryphenia B. Peele and Michele Foster

I. Introduction

II. Multiculturalism Re-examined

1. What Does It Mean? Exploring the Myths of Multiculturalism
Natalie G. Adams

2. Race, Gender, and Class Oppression: The Role of Multicultural Education
Harriet Walker

3. Understanding Persons with Disabilities
Annette Jackson-Lowery

III. African American Students in Secondary Schools

4. Lisa's Quiet Fight: School Structure and African American Adolescent Females
Jill Harrison

5. Nonsynchrony at the Secondary Level: Impediments to the Pursuit of Higher Education
Janie Simmons

6. The Miseducation of African Americans in Public High Schools
Debbie Maddux

7. Cultural/Racial Diversity in the School: A Case Study in a High School English Class
Jeff Gagne

8. The Voices behind the Faces: What Listening to Students Can Teach Teachers
Amy M. Zganjar

IV. Women in Higher Education

9. Women in Higher Education?
Laura Davis

10. Sailing Against the Wind: African American Women, Higher Education, and Power
Gwendolyn E. Snearl

11. I Am Woman. Hear Me Roar ... After Class ... in the Hall: Institutional Satisfaction among Older Women Students: The Conflict between Research and Reality
Diane Sistrunk

V. African American Students in Higher Education

12. Black Students on White Campuses: Overcoming the Isolation
Sandy E. Aubert

13. African American Athletes at Predominantly White Universities
Janis Simms

14. Ethnic/Cultural Centers on Predominantly White Campuses: Are They Necessary?
Stuart Johnson

15. Black and White Athletes at Universities: Living in Two Different Worlds
Michael Garrett

References

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