Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality is a concise history of Anglo American racism and school policies affecting dominated groups in the United States. In this text, Spring focuses on the educational, legal and social construction of race and racism, and on educational practices related to deculturalization, segregation, and the civil rights movement. He emphasizes issues of power and control in schools and how the dominant Anglo class has stripped away the culture of minority peoples in the U.S. and replaced it with the dominant culture.Spring gives voice to the often-overlooked perspectives of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Native Americans. An understanding of these historical perspectives and how they impact current conditions and policies is critical to teachers' success or failure in today's diverse classrooms. Very brief and affordable, Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality is an ideal supplement for Introduction/Foundations of Education, Multicultural Education, or any course that seeks to expand student notions of what U.S. education has been and is.In the fourth edition, Spring has included improved chapter conclusions and clarified material in all chapters, and has updated scholarship and treatment throughout.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Deculturalization and the Claim of Racial and Cultural Superiority by Anglo Americans
Culture and Race as Central Issues in U.S. History and Education
Deculturalization and Democratic Thought
Race, Racism, and Citizenship
Concepts of Cultural and Racial Superiority
The Naturalization Act of 1790 and What It Means to Be White
Education and Creation of an Anglo-American Culture
Educational and Cultural Differences
Early Native American Educational Programs
Schooling and Colonization of the "Five Civilized Tribes"
CHAPTER 2: Deculturalization and the Schooling of Native Americans
Citizenship in the New Republic
Thomas L. McKenney: The Cultural Power of Schooling
The Missionary Educators
Language and Native American Cultures
Indian Removal and Civilization Programs
Native Americans: Reservations and Boarding Schools
The Meriam Report
CHAPTER 3: Deculturalization, Transformation, and Segregation: African Americans
Slavery and Cultural Change in the North
Freedom in Northern States
Boston and the Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity
Learning to Read
Citizenship for African Americans
Fourteenth Amendment: Citizenship and Education
The Great Crusade for Literacy
The Second Crusade
CHAPTER 4: Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation
Education: From Coolie to Model Minority and Gook
Educating the "Coolie," "Deviant," and "Yellow Peril"
CHAPTER 5: Hispanic/Latino Americans: Exclusion and Segregation
What's in a Name?
Issues Regarding Mexican American Citizenship
Issues Regarding Puerto Rican Citizenship
Mexican American Educational Issues
Puerto Rican American Educational Issues
Methods of Deculturalization and Americanization
CHAPTER 6: The Great Civil Rights Movement and the New Culture Wars
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Indian Education: A National Tragedy
Asian Americans: Educating the "Model Minority"
Asian Americans: Language and the Continued Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity
Bilingual Education: The Culture Wars Continued
Multicultural Education, Immigration, and the Culture Wars
The Next Chapter in the Culture Wars: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001