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In the crossfire : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform

Verfasser/in: John Palmer Spencer
Verlag: Philadelphia, Penn. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. ©2012.
Serien: Politics and culture in modern America.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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As a teacher, principal, and superintendent-- first in his native Philadelphia and eventually in Oakland, California-- Foster made success stories of urban schools and children whom others had dismissed as hopeless, only to be assassinated in 1973 by the previously unknown Symbionese Liberation Army in a bizarre protest against an allegedly racist school system. Foster's story encapsulates larger social changes in  Weiterlesen…
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Name: Marcus A Foster
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: John Palmer Spencer
ISBN: 9780812244359 0812244354
OCLC-Nummer: 775271590
Beschreibung: 304 p. ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: Schooling as social reform: racial uplift, liberalism, and the making of a black educator --
Combating cultural deprivation: urban educators and the war on poverty --
Victims, not hoodlums: urban schools and the crisis of liberalism --
Black power, "people power": holding schools accountable for black achievement --
Beyond community control: accountability and achievement in the Oakland public schools --
Epilogue: legacies of the 1960s in American school reform.
Serientitel: Politics and culture in modern America.
Verfasserangabe: John P. Spencer.
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In the Crossfire brings a much-needed historical perspective to contemporary debates about educational inequality by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African-American educator who  Weiterlesen…

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