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Critical Social Thought

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Black Literate Lives Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Black Literate Lives: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

By Maisha T. Fisher
October 24, 2008

Black Literate Lives offers an innovative approach to understanding the complex and multi-dimensional perspectives of Black literate lives in the United States. Author Maisha Fisher reinterprets historiographies of Black self-determination and self-reliance to powerfully interrupt stereotypes of ...

Mothering for Schooling

Mothering for Schooling

1st Edition

By Alison Griffith, Dorothy Smith
December 04, 2004

Griffith and Smith explore the innumerable, hidden, seemingly mundane tasks like getting kids ready for school, helping with homework, or serving on the PTA can all have profound effects on what occurs within school. Based on longitudinal interviews with mothers of school-age children, this book ...

Race, Identity, and Representation in Education

Race, Identity, and Representation in Education

2nd Edition

Edited By Cameron McCarthy, Warren Crichlow, Greg Dimitriadis, Nadine Dolby
March 30, 2005

This stunning new edition retains the book's broad aims, intended audience, and multidisciplinary approach. New chapters take into account the more current backdrop of globalization, particularly events such as 9/11, and attendant developments that make a reconsideration of race relations in ...

Class Reunion The Remaking of the American White Working Class

Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class

1st Edition

By Lois Weis
September 15, 2004

Noted scholar Lois Weis first visited the town of "Freeway" in her 1990 book, Working Class Without Work. In that book we met the students and teachers of Freeway's high school to understand how these working-class folks made sense of their lives. Now, fifteen years later, Weis has gone back to ...

Working Method Research and Social Justice

Working Method: Research and Social Justice

1st Edition

By Lois Weis, Michelle Fine
July 20, 2004

Working Method focuses on the theory, method, and politics of contemporary social research. As ethnographic and qualitative research become more popular, noted scholars Weis and Fine provide a roadmap for understanding the complexities involved in doing this research....

Rethinking Scientific Literacy

Rethinking Scientific Literacy

1st Edition

By Wolff-Michael Roth, Angela Calabrese Barton
January 26, 2004

Rethinking Scientific Literacy presents a new perspective on science learning as a tool for improving communities. By focusing on case studies inside and outside of the classroom, the authors illuminate the relevance of science in students' everyday lives, offering a new vision of scientific ...

High Stakes Education Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform

High Stakes Education: Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform

1st Edition

By Pauline Lipman
December 16, 2003

Noted scholar Pauline Lipman explores the implications of education accountability reforms, particularly in urban schools, in the current political, economic, and cultural context of intensifying globalization and increasing social inequality and marginalization along lines of race and class....

Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools

Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools

1st Edition

By Mary Lee Smith, Linda Miller-Kahn, Walter Heinecke, Patricia F. Jarvis
October 23, 2003

The authors argue that the most influential and well-known educational policy programs in the past 30 years are not based on democratic consensus, but are instead formulated by the political community as symbolic efforts meant to generate personal partisan gain....

Contradictions of School Reform Educational Costs of Standardized Testing

Contradictions of School Reform: Educational Costs of Standardized Testing

1st Edition

By Linda McNeil
April 28, 2000

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Tough Fronts The Impact of Street Culture on Schooling

Tough Fronts: The Impact of Street Culture on Schooling

1st Edition

By L. Janelle Dance
July 26, 2002

Tough Fronts takes the difficult issues in urban education head on by putting street-savvy students at the forefront of the discussion on how to best make successful changes for inner city schools. Individual chapters discuss scholarly depictions of black America, the social complexity of the ...

Education, Power, and Personal Biography Dialogues With Critical Educators

Education, Power, and Personal Biography: Dialogues With Critical Educators

1st Edition

By Carlos Alberto Torres
December 03, 1997

In dialogues with key thinkers in the area of critical education, this book documents how a tradition of study grew in the United States. Through in-depth interviews, the author asks each of these thinkers to talk about the relationship between their personal experiences and their academic work. ...

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