The history of discrimination in U.S. education: marginality, agency, and power

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 15, 2008 - Education - 226 pages
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.

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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.