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

Auteur : John Palmer Spencer
Éditeur : Philadelphia, Penn. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. ©2012
Collection : Politics and culture in modern America.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : English : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Personne nommée : Marcus A Foster; Marcus A Foster
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : John Palmer Spencer
ISBN : 9780812244359 0812244354
Numéro OCLC : 775271590
Description : 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Contenu : 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.
Titre de collection : Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsabilité : 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  Lire la suite...

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"Can education improve life chances for the least fortunate among us? Or do school reformers ask too much of schools, which will never provide a solvent for American inequality? As Marcus Foster Lire la suite...

 
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