Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-04-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This important new book provides comprehensive critiques and anti-deficit thinking alternatives to the oppressive theory of deficit thinking in education.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. viii
Series Editor's Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
The Construct of Deficit Thinkingp. 1
Neohereditarianism: Pseudoscientific Explanations for Racial Differences in Intelligencep. 19
Ruby Payne's Mindsets of Poverty, Middle Class, and Wealth: A Resurrection of the Culture of Poverty Conceptp. 68
At-Risk Students or At-Risk Schools?p. 101
Deconstructing Deficit Thinking: Practical Solutions for Teacher Educators, Educational Leaders, and Educational Ethnographersp. 126
Conclusion: (A) The Bankruptcy of the Standards-Based School Reform Movement; (B) Toward the Construction of Meaningful School Reform: Democratic Educationp. 148
Notesp. 159
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 215
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