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Contentious curricula : Afrocentrism and creationism in American public schools

Author: Amy J Binder
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
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This book compares two challenges made to American public school curricula in the 1980s and 1990s. It identifies striking similarities between proponents of Afrocentrism and creationism, accounts for their differential outcomes, and draws important conclusions for the study of culture, organizations, and social movements. Amy Binder gives a brief history of both movements and then describes how their challenges  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:Binder, Amy J., 1964-
Contentious curricula.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2002
(DLC) 2001058001
(OCoLC)48450945
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy J Binder
ISBN: 9781400825455 1400825458
OCLC Number: 521239598
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association Culture Section Distinguished Book Award 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 307 p.)
Contents: Introduction to Afrocentrism and Creationism, challenges to educational "injustice" --
The challengers --
History of the three Afrocentric cases: Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York State --
Cultural, political, and organizational factors influencing Afrocentric outcomes --
History of the four Creationist cases: Louisiana State; California State; Vista, California; and Kansas State --
Cultural, political, and organizational factors influencing Creationist outcomes --
Making more institutional the study of change.
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: Amy J. Binder.

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Compares two challenges made to American public school curricula in the 1980s and 1990s. This book identifies similarities between proponents of Afrocentrism and creationism, accounts for their  Read more...

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