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Contentious curricula : Afrocentrism and creationism in American public schools

Author: Amy J Binder
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton university press, ©2002.
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text compares two challenges made to American school curricula in the 1980s and 1990s. It identifies similarities between proponents of Afrocentrism and creationism, accounts for their  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy J Binder
ISBN: 0691091803 9780691091808
OCLC Number: 799422892
Description: xi, 307 p. 25 cm.
Contents: Preface vii One: Introduction to Afrocentrism and Creationism, Challengers to Educational "Injustice "1 Two: The Challengers 29 Three: History of the Three Afrocentric Cases: Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York State 53 Four: Cultural, Political, and Organizational Factors Influencing Afrocentric Outcomes 104 Five: History of the Four Creationist Cases: Louisiana State, California State, Vista, California, and Kansas State 136 Six: Cultural, Political, and Organizational Factors Influencing Creationist Outcomes 194 Seven: Making More Institutional the Study of Challenge 216 Appendix 245 Notes 249 References 285 Index 297
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Responsibility: Amy J. Binder.

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