The History of Discrimination in U.S. Education: Marginality, Agency, and Power

The History of Discrimination in U.S. Education: Marginality, Agency, and Power

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The History of Discrimination in U.S. Education: Marginality, Agency, and Power by E. Tamura

How have power and agency been revealed in educational issues involving minorities? More specifically: how have politicians, policymakers, practitioners, and others in the mainstream used and misused their power in relation to those in the margins? How have those in the margins asserted their agency and negotiated their way within the larger society? What have been the relationships, not only between those more powerful and those less powerful, but also among those on the fringes of society? How have people sought to bridge the gap separating those in the margins and those in the mainstream? The essays in this book respond to these questions by delving into the educational past to reveal minority issues involving ethnicity, gender, class, disability, and sexual identity.

About the Author:
Eileen H. Tamura is a historian and professor of education at the College of Education, University of Hawaii

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349369966
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/18/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Eileen H. Tamura is a historian and professor of education at the College of Education, University of Hawaii. She is the author of Americanization, Acculturation, and Ethnic Identity: The Nisei Generation in Hawaii (1994). She co-authored The Rise of Modern Japan (2003), which won the Franklin Buchanan Award from the Association for Asian Studies, and co-authored China: Understanding Its Past (1998), which won the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association. Her articles have appeared in journals such as History of Education Quarterly, Journal of American Ethnic History, Amerasia Journal, Pacific Historical Review, and The Journal of Negro Education.

Table of Contents

About the Contributors     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction   Eileen H. Tamura     1
The Racial Subjection of Filipinos in the Early Twentieth Century   Hannah M. Tavares     17
Containing the Perimeter: Dynamics of Race, Sexual Orientation, and the State in the 1950s and '60s   Karen L. Graves     41
"It Is the Center to Which We Should Cling": Indian Schools in Robeson County, North Carolina, 1900-1920   Anna Bailey     67
Searching for America: A Japanese American's Quest, 1900-1930   Eileen H. Tamura     91
The Romance and Reality of Hispano Identity in New Mexico's Schools, 1910-1940   Lynne Marie Getz     117
Using the Press to Fight Jim Crow at Two White Midwestern Universities, 1900-1940   Richard M. Breaux     141
Breaking Barriers: The Pioneering Disability Students Services Program at the University of Illinois, 1948-1960   Steven E. Brown     165
Mothers Battle Busing and Nontraditional Education in 1970s Detroit   Heidi L. Matiyow     193
Index     221

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