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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415933005

ISBN-13: 9780415933001

Pub. Date: 07/26/2002

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:
9780415933001
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/26/2002
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
"Props" (Acknowledgments)
Preface
Foreword by Michael W. Apple
Introduction: A Study of Street-savvy Students
I. "Expert" Points of View
CHAPTER ONE: There Are No Agents Here: Scholarly Depictions of Black Americans
CHAPTER TWO: Postures Formed by Social Marginalization
III. The Perspectives of Street-savvy Students
CHAPTER THREE: On Being "Hardcore," a "Hardcore Wannabe," or "Hardcore Enough"
CHAPTER FOUR: Social Capital, Cultural Capital, and Caring Teachers: The Perspectives of Street-savvy Students and a "Magic" Teacher
CHAPTER FIVE: Malcolm: "24/7/365"
III. Solutions, Broader Implications, and Policy Suggestions
CHAPTER SIX: Shadows, Mentors, and Surrogate Fathers
CHAPTER SEVEN: Fear of "The Dark": The Vilification of Urban Students
CHAPTER EIGHT: Policy Implications for Individuals in Positions of Influence
Appendix
References
Glossary of Social Scientific Terms and Concepts

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