Experiencing diversity: toward educational equity

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Corwin Press, Jun 1, 1994 - Education - 207 pages
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This volume provides a penetrating look at reform efforts that affirm equal opportunity yet at the same time continue to maintain structures that preserve inequity. Contributors examine ways to achieve greater educational equity and, through inquiry and exploration, offer several paths for thought and action.

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Contents

Community Education
1
Limits of the Past
8
Schools for the Poor
14
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Susanna W. Pflaum began teaching in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1959 and has taught Grades 3, 4, and 6 as well as undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher education in various locations. She earned degrees at Radcliffe College (AB), the Harvard Graduate School of Education (MEd), and Florida State University (PhD). She was a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Queens College CUNY; Dean of the Graduate School, Bank Street School of Education; Fulbright Professor in Namibia, Africa; and full- and part-time faculty at Vermont College. She authored The Development of Language and Literacy in Young Children, edited Aspects of Reading Education, and coedited two Corwin books, Experiencing Diversity: Toward Educational Equity and Celebrating Diverse Voices: Progressive Education and Equity. She is the author and coauthor of thirty-five articles and chapters. She has led workshops and given many presen-tations over the past forty-five years. Recently, she cofounded a nonprofit organization that works to support African projects for vulnerable and AIDS-orphaned children, CHABHA: Children Affected by HIV/AIDS.