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

Autor: John Palmer Spencer
Editorial: Philadelphia, Penn. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. ©2012
Serie: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Persona designada: Marcus A Foster
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: John Palmer Spencer
ISBN: 9780812244359 0812244354
Número OCLC: 775271590
Descripción: 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Contenido: 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.
Título de la serie: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsabilidad: 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  Leer más

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"This is a fascinating look into one of education's more successful but less prominent figures, and will find an audience with educators, historians, and the general public."-Library Journal "This Leer más

 
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