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Challenges of Urban Education
Challenges of Urban Education (February 2000)
Sociological Perspectives for the Next Century
Karen A. McClafferty - Editor
Carlos Alberto Torres - Editor
Theodore R. Mitchell - Editor

Presents current research and theoretical perspectives on the challenges facing educators in U.S. urban schools.

"This book is definitely on the cutting edge of educational sociology theory and practice." -- Yali Zou, author of Ethnic Identity and Power: Cultural Contexts of Political Action in School and Society

A supplemental text with a fresh, bold edge, Challenges of Urban Education includes a range of topics ...(Read More)
 
 
Students on the Margins
Students on the Margins (June 1999)
Education, Stories, Dignity
Jaylynne N. Hutcheson - Author

Proposes educators should focus on children's personal stories as a means to enhance dignity and, therefore, learning.

The focus of teaching is not on what we teach or how we test but, more fundamentally, on the quality of relationships, according to Jaylynne Hutchinson in Students on the Margins. Amid much talk of educational reform that focuses on pedagogy, curriculum, and policy, Hutchinson attests that when we don't pay atte...(Read More)
 
 
Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo
Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo (September 1998)
The Influence of Local Leaders
Steven J. L. Taylor - Author

Examines how citizens and the political leadership of two cities dealt with controversial court orders to end the segregation of public schools.

Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo examines how the citizens and the political leadership of the two cities dealt with controversial court orders to end the segregation of public schools. Although the cities shared many similarities, they witnessed very dissimilar outcomes. Taylor cove...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Class, and Power in School Restructuring
Race, Class, and Power in School Restructuring (February 1998)
Pauline Lipman - Author

1998 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Titles

Explores the intersection of two central issues in American education: school reform through restructuring and alienation from school of many children of color. A tough look at the impact of teachers' and administrators' beliefs and practices.

This book challenges common assumptions about the efficacy of teacher collaboratio...(Read More)
 
 
Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School
Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School (November 1997)
A Cultural Analysis
Patrick James McQuillan - Author

Focusing on issues of equity and opportunity in one urban high school, the book reveals how prominent American cultural values--in particular, students', teachers', and administrators' conceptions of educational opportunity--undermined the education that students received.

"A chilling account of the force of inertia American schools can mount in the face of reform. I dare anyone to sit down and read this book through wit...(Read More)
 
 
Selling Cities
Selling Cities (August 1995)
Attracting Homebuyers Through Schools and Housing Programs
David P. Varady - Author
Jeffrey A. Raffel - Author

Shows that cities can be revitalized by attracting and retaining the middle class through schools and housing programs.
"This book offers empirical insights to a critical urban policy issue: Can central cities attract middle-class homeowners? The analysis is thorough, the data interpretation is well balanced and non ideological, and the policy recommendations user-friendly. The argument that cities can do something about decline is an ...(Read More)
 
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