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

Autor: John Palmer Spencer
Editora: Philadelphia, Penn. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. ©2012
Séries: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Biografia : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e 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  Ler mais...
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Pessoa Denominada: Marcus A Foster
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: John Palmer Spencer
ISBN: 9780812244359 0812244354
Número OCLC: 775271590
Descrição: 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Conteúdos: 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 da Série: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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