Tough Fronts: The Impact of Street Culture on Schooling / Edition 1

Tough Fronts: The Impact of Street Culture on Schooling / Edition 1

by L. Janelle Dance, Janell Dance L.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415932998

ISBN-13: 9780415932998

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Tough Fronts takes the difficult issues in urban education head on by putting street-savvy students at the forefront of the discussion on how to best make successful changes for inner city schools. Individual chapters discuss scholarly depictions of black America, the social complexity of the teacher-student relationship, individual success stories of 'at-risk'

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Tough Fronts takes the difficult issues in urban education head on by putting street-savvy students at the forefront of the discussion on how to best make successful changes for inner city schools. Individual chapters discuss scholarly depictions of black America, the social complexity of the teacher-student relationship, individual success stories of 'at-risk' programs, popular images of urban students, and implications for education policy. With close attention to the voices of individual students, this engaging book gives vitality and legitimacy to arguments for school changes that have been lacking in previous discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415932998
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments: "Props"
Preface
Introduction: A Study of Street-Savvy Students1
Pt. I"Expert" Points of View
1There Are No Agents Here: Scholarly Depictions of Black Americans15
2Postures Forged by Social Marginalization33
Pt. IIThe Perspectives of Street-Savvy Students
3On Being "Hardcore," a "Hardcore Wannabe," or "Hardcore Enough"51
4Social Capital, Cultural Capital, and Caring Teachers: The Perspectives of Street-Savvy Students and a Magic Teacher71
5Malcolm: 24/7/36585
Pt. IIISolutions, Broader Implications, and Policy Suggestions
6Shadows, Mentors, and Surrogate Fathers111
7Fear of the Dark: The Vilification of Urban Students127
8Policy Implications for Individuals in Positions of Influence141
AppA Brief Review of Selected Literature: Effective Schools and Critical Theory149
Notes155
Glossary of Social Scientific Terms and Concepts169
References173
Index179

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