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 Higher Education, 2007 - Social Science - 156 pages
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This text is a concise history of Anglo American racism and school policies affecting dominated groups in the United States. It 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. Spring emphasizes issues of power and control in schools and shows how the dominant Anglo class has stripped away the culture of minority peoples in the U.S. and replaced it with the dominant culture. In the process, he gives voice to the often-overlooked perspectives of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Native Americans. An understanding of these historical perspectives and how they impact current conditions and policies is critical to teachers’ success or failure in today’s diverse classrooms.

Very brief and affordable, Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality is an ideal supplement for Introduction/Foundations of Education, Multicultural Education, or any course that seeks to expand student notions of what U.S. education has been and can be.

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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
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Deculturalization
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Exclusion and Segregation
67
Copyright

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Joel Spring is currently a professor at Queens College of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first principal chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory, and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. Joel Spring worked as a railroad conductor on the Illinois Central Railroad and for many years lived each summer on an island off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. His novel, "Alaskan Visions," includes many of his Alaskan experiences. Professor Spring's major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over 20 scholarly books, with the most recent being "Pedagogies of Globalization: The Rise of the Educational Security State"; "How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society"; "Education and the Rise of the Global Economy"; and "The Globalization and Educational Rights." His book, "Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Socrates to Human Rights," has recently been translated into Chinese and published by the University of Peking Press.

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