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Class, Culture, and Race in American Schools


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Examines and summarizes the critical issues of class, culture, and race in American schools.

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Preface Class From Estate to Social Class: A Historical Perspective and Definition by Stanley William Rothstein The Governance of Local Schools as Influenced by Social Class, Race, and Ethnicity by Frank W. Lutz and Laurance Iannaccone The Chicano Educational Experience: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives by Daniel G. Solorzano Class, Race, and Science Education by David Eli Drew Diversity and the Institutional Transformation of Public Education by Joseph G. Weeres and John Rivera Culture The Concept of Culture by Walter F. Beckman Italian and Mexican Responses to Schooling: Assimilation or Resistance? by Richard J. Altenbaugh Emerging Educational Structures: The Impact on Leadership "Culture" by Andrew E. Dubin Race Race Relations and Segregation in the United States by Walter F. Beckman Race, Class, and the Educational Marginalization of African Americans: A Historical Perspective by Mougo Nyaggah and Wacira Gethaiga Serving Asian American Children in School: An Ecological Perspective by Mikyong Kim-Goh Possibilities Effective Teacher Preparation for Diverse Student Populations: What Works Best? by Carmen Zuniga-Hill and Carol Barnes Ecocultural Context, Cultural Activity, and Emergent Literacy: Sources of Variation in Home Literacy Experiences of Spanish-Speaking Children by Leslie Reese, Claude Goldenberg, James Loucky, and Ronald Gallimore Culture, Class, and Race: Three Variables of Decision Making in Schools by Lenore M. Parker Selected Bibliography Index

About the Author

STANLEY WILLIAM ROTHSTEIN is Professor of Education and Social Foundations at California State University, Fullerton. He has had experience as a school administrator in the South Bronx and Harlem. His previous publications include Handbook of Schooling in Urban America (1993) and Identity and Ideology: Sociocultural Theories of Schooling (1991), both published by Greenwood Press, The Voice of the Other (Praeger, 1993), and Schooling the Poor: A Social Inquiry into the American Educational Experience (Bergin & Garvey, 1994).


"The variety of well written essays on an important topic in American education makes this a recommended purchase for all education libraries and reference departments."-Reference Book Review
?The variety of well written essays on an important topic in American education makes this a recommended purchase for all education libraries and reference departments.?-Reference Book Review

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