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Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equalityis a brief history of school polices affecting dominated groups in the United States. In seven concise chapters, the text looks at the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism, with a focus on educational practices related to deculturalization, segregation, and the civil rights movement.
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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
Globalization: The Meaning of “Uncivilized” and “Pagan”
Anglo-Saxon Concepts of Cultural and Religious Superiority
Race, Racism, and Citizenship
The Meaning of Equality
Globalization and Culture: Cultural Genocide, Deculturalization, Assimilation, Cultural Pluralism, Denial of Education, and Hybridization
Deculturalization and Democratic Thought
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 the Colonization of the “Five Civilized Tribes”
2 Native Americans: Deculturalization, Schooling,
Globalization and Inequality
Globalization and Indigenous Peoples
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
3 African Americans: Globalization and the African Diaspora
Cultural Transformation and the Forced Migration of Enslaved Africans
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
4 Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation
Globalization and Diaspora: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indian
Asian Diaspora to the United States
Education: From Coolie to Model Minority and Gook
Educating the Coolie, Deviant, and Yellow Peril
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
Summary List of Americanization Policies in Public Schools in Puerto Rico
Methods of Deculturalization and Americanization
6 The Great Civil Rights Movement and the
New Culture Wars
Globalization: The Great Civil Rights Movement and Wars of Liberation
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
What about Segregation?
Conclusion: Human and Educational Rights
7 Resegregation of American Schools in a “Post-Racial” Society
The Meaning of Equality in No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
A New Meaning for Equality: From Opportunity to Learn Standards to No Child Left Behind
What’s Missing in No Child Left Behind?
What’s Left After No Child Left Behind?
Segregation of Low-Income Students
Income and Racial Segregation of Low Achieving Students
What are the Consequences of Segregation of Low Achieving Students?