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

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This brief history of the education of dominated cultures in the United States provides needed background for understanding contemporary issues and problems in multicultural education. The dominated groups include Native Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Well written, original, and affordable, the book can be used in any course devoted wholly or partly to the current debate about multicultural education. Key features include a multicultural perspective that helps students understand the development of U.S. education from the perspective of other cultures; an historical context that helps students understand the reasons for the current concern about multicultural education, and a narrative writing style that requires students to think critically about educational institutions and multicultural education.

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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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