Learning in a burning house : educational inequality, ideology, and (dis)integration
- Horsford, Sonya Douglass.
- New York : Teachers College Press, c2011.
- Physical description
- xiv, 129 p. ; 24 cm.
LC2741 .H67 2011
- Unknown LC2741 .H67 2011
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-121) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- The negative consequences of school desegregation on Black communities in the United States are now well documented in education research. Learning in a Burning House is the first book to offer a historical look at the desegregation dilemma with clear recommendations for what must be done to ensure Black student success in todays schools. This important book centers race and voice in the desegregation discourse, examining and reconceptualizing the meaning of equal education. Featuring the unique perspectives of Black school leaders, Horsford provides a critical race analysis of how racism has undermined the integration ideal and the subsequent schooling of Black children. Most importantly, the book discusses how meaningful education reform must be grounded in a moral activist vision of equal education through a cross-racial commitment to racial literacy, realism, reconstruction, and reconciliation in our schools and society.
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- Publication date
- Sonya Douglass Horsford ; foreword by Marian Wright Edelman.