Dedicated to a better understanding of the diversity of children
being taught in American public schools, this book includes the
experiences of groups (e.g. Haitians, Dominicans, Indians, and
Vietnamese) not often represented even in the multicultural
education literature. It also includes the experiences of often
marginalized groups such as lesbians and gays, Appalachians, and
white working class males.
"... Beyond Black and White opens a discussion of diversity that
goes beyond the notion that white or black can be looked at as any
kind of homogeneous groupings. While numerous studies focus on the
ways in which schools privilege some groups of children and
marginalize others, such work tends to construe differences along a
narrowly constructed black-white dichotomy. Beyond Black and White
forces the reader to abandon this construction". -- Nelson C.
Vincent, University of Cincinnati
The book encourages the centering of voices often not heard,
even in volumes whose aim it is to center historically silenced
voices. The contributors probe the experiences of "Familiar
Minorities", such as African Americans, native Americans, and
Mexican Americans, as well as those among "Newcomers", such as
Haitians, Dominicans, Indians, Salvadorians, and Vietnamese. In the
final section, "Other Minorities" are encountered -- groups
struggling for recognition such as lesbians and gays, Appalachians,
and white working class males. This interdisciplinary volume stands
as vivid testimony to the myriad of voices in today's schools.
State University of New York Press
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||SUNY series, Power, Social Identity, and Education
Maxine S. Seller
• Lois Weis
||229 x 152 x 25mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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