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Urban High Schools
Foundations and Possibilities

ISBN 9780415878715
Published August 26, 2011 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

This multidisciplinary overview introduces readers to the historical, sociological, anthropological, and political foundations of urban public secondary schooling and to possibilities for reform. Focused on critical and problematic elements, the text provides a comprehensive description and analyses of urban public high schooling through different yet intertwined disciplinary lenses. Students and researchers seeking to inform their work with urban high schools from social, cultural, and political perspectives will find the theoretical frameworks and practical applications useful in their own studies of, or initiatives related to, urban public high schools. Each chapter includes concept boxes with synopses of key ideas, summations, and discussion questions.

Table of Contents


Part I: Foundations

1: Historical Context

2: Sociological Basics

3: Anthropological Perspectives

4: Political Insights

Part II: Possibilities

5: Setting the Local School Stage

6: Past, Present, and Promising School Reforms



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Annette B. Hemmings is Professor, School of Education, Edgewood College.