SUNY series, The Social Context of Education
Leaving Children Behind
Argues for a more valid and democratic approach to assessment and accountability.
Defining and Designing Multiculturalism
An activist group works to bring a multicultural education program to an urban public school system.
Offers discussion and examples of how white scholars can use anti-racist scholarship as part of the long-term civil rights struggle to create real equality in the United States.
Integrates the historical, cultural, political, and developmental considerations of the African American experience into a theory for the educational achievement of African American children.
Enables teachers and other school personnel working with students with disabilities to provide a gender equitable educational experience.
Women's Agency and Educational Policy
Highlights the struggles of a group of women from rural Kenya to provide educational opportunities for their children.
Through excerpts and profiles, this inspiring book presents the experiences of twelve African American artists who teach at traditionally White colleges and universities.
Provides an enhanced sense of what’s required to genuinely care for and educate the U. S.–Mexican youth in America.
Cooperative Learning in Context
Explains why powerful educational innovations like "cooperative learning" do not always reach their full potential in everyday classrooms.
Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum
Provides a framework and an example for studying diverse cultures in a respectful manner, using the thematic focus of corn to examine the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture.
Struggling To Be Heard
The social, psychological, and educational needs of Asian Pacific American youth often go unmet. This book, written by multicultural educators, social workers, psychologists, and others, challenges stereotypical beliefs and seeks to provide, basic know
Speaking the Unpleasant
Discusses the issue of engagement, and nonengagement, of students in multicultural education programs.
The Other Struggle for Equal Schools
Contrary to popular belief that the struggle for educational opportunity during the civil rights era was waged exclusively by African Americans, this fascinating book shows that the Mexican American population challenged discriminatory educational prac
Making Meaning of Whiteness
Describes how a group of white female student teachers examined their "whiteness" and developed ways of thinking critically about race and racism in educational practice.
Standing Outside on the Inside
This book, the result of a longitudinal study of academic achievement and pre-college enrichment for disadvantaged Black adolescents, offers fresh insights on barriers which continue to impede the academic progress of those students.
To Live Heroically
Analyzes American Indian education in the last century and compares the tribal, mission, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools.
Addresses issues concerning race, ethnicity, and nationlism in both their domestic and international dimension.
Language, Culture, and Power
Provides insights into the impact that eliminating bilingual education programs has on the lives of families and communities. Persuasively argues that linguistic repression is an unwise language policy for a democratic nation.
Multicultural Education as Social Activism
Explores connections between multicultural education, social activism, and critical analyses of oppression.
Teacher Thinking in Cultural Contexts
Explores how teachers think about students of color and/or a multicultural curriculum and presents opportunities for reconstructing teacher knowledge of the cultural context.
Examines in close detail public schools' relationships with their parents and communities.
Removing College Price Barriers
Presents the political, economic, and demographic factors that interact to produce and perpetuate increasing college price barriers.
Practicing What We Teach
This book provides new teachers with concepts and pedagogical strategies designed to enhance the unique and individual characteristics of an increasingly diverse student population.
Over the Ivy Walls
Explores social factors that lead to academic success for low-income Chicanos.
Developing Multicultural Teacher Education Curricula
This book explores how to make teacher preparation more multicultural.
Multicultural Education, Critical Pedagogy, and the Politics of Difference
This book explores and expands upon linkages between multicultural education and critical pedagogy, drawing on the shared goal of challenging oppressive social relationships.
Children and Families "At Promise"
This book shows how the labeling of children as "at-risk" actually perpetuates the inequities, racism, and discrimination facing many families in America.
Language and Learning
This book explores the challenges of teaching an increasingly multilingual and multicultural American school population. Six million American children—one in eight—live in homes where a language other ...
Teaching Diverse Populations
This book presents current knowledge about teaching culturally diverse populations, traditionally underserved in the nation's public schools. It approaches the challenge of improving public school education ...
Educational Administration in a Pluralistic Society
In this bold, provocative supplemental text for the field of educational administration, Colleen Capper and contributors challenge administrators, policymakers, practitioners, and communities to confront ...