Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

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McGraw-Hill, 2001 - Discrimination in education - 125 pages
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This is a concise history of Anglo-American racism and school policies affecting dominated groups in the United States. Spring focuses on the educational, legal and social construction of race and racism, and on educational practices related to deculturalization, segregation, and the civil rights movement. He emphasizes issues of power and control in schools and how the dominant Anglo class has stripped away the culture of minority peoples in the US and replaced it with the dominant culture. Spring gives voice to the often-overlooked perspectives of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Native Americans.

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Review: Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

User Review  - Gillian Bourassa - Goodreads

At times, I felt like Spring was beating a dead horse (pardon the dubiously appropriate idiom) in detailing the ways in which minority groups have suffered discrimination in US education, but I did ... Read full review

Review: Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

In the first chapter, the author was very one-sided and angry. He is Native American, so I understand his aggression. If I did not have to read this for a class, I would have put it down after a few ... Read full review

Contents

Deculturalization and the Schooling of Native Americans
17
African Americans
35
Exclusion and Segregation
55
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About the author (2001)

Joel Spring is on the faculty at Queens College of the City University of New York. His many publications include "Political Agendas for Education: From the Religious Right to the Green Party, Third Edition; Globalization and Educational Rights: An Intercivilizational Analysis; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Cultural Transformation of a Native American Family and Its Tribe 1763-1995; American Education, Twelfth Edition; The American School 1642-2000, Fifth Edition; Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States, Fourth Edition; Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture From Socrates to Paulo Freire, Second Edition; " and "Conflicts of Interest: The Politics of American Education, Fourth Edition." He is the series editor of the Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education. This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public.

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