A good investment? : philanthropy and the marketing of race in an urban public school (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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A good investment? : philanthropy and the marketing of race in an urban public school

Author: Amy Brown
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota ; London, England : University of Minnesota Press, 2015 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Brown
ISBN: 9780816691142 0816691142 9780816691128 0816691126 9781452945514 1452945519
OCLC Number: 968252631
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages)
Contents: ContentsPreface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Privatization and Political Spectacle in Education1. A Mind Is a Wonderful Thing to Invest In: Philanthropy and the New York City Public Schools2. The College Prep Look: Managing Image, Marketing Students3. Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk: Professionalism at College Prep4. Waiting for Superwoman: White Female Teachers as "Neoliberal Saviors"5. Girl Drama: Black Female Students and the Spectacle of Risk6. Critical Thinking: Reading Urban Fiction with Students7. Behind the Mask: Professionalism and Life after College PrepAfterword: Beyond the SpectacleAppendix A: Producing Knowledge through Qualitative Research MethodsAppendix B: 2010 College Prep Student QuestionnaireNotesBibliographyIndex

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"The book, which should interest readers in a wide variety of disciplines, is a good contribution to this ongoing, important debate related to urban public education today." -CHOICE

 
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