Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality : A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-13
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This text is a concise history of Anglo American racism and school policies affecting dominated groups in the United States. It 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. Spring emphasizes issues of power and control in schools and shows how the dominant Anglo class has stripped away the culture of minority peoples in the U.S. and replaced it with the dominant culture. In the process, he 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 Equalityis 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 can be.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. v
Prefacep. ix
Deculturalization and the Claim of Racial and Cultural Superiority by Anglo-Americansp. 1
Culture and Race as Central Issues in U.S. History and Educationp. 2
Globalization: The Meaning of "Uncivilized" and "Pagan"p. 2
Anglo-Saxon Concepts of Cultural and Religious Superiorityp. 4
Race, Racism, and Citizenshipp. 6
Globalization and Culture: Cultural Genocide, Deculturalization, Assimilation, Cultural Pluralism, Denial of Education, and Hybridizationp. 7
Educational Methods for Global Cultural Encountersp. 8
Deculturalization and Democratic Thoughtp. 9
The Naturalization Act of 1790 and What It Means to Be Whitep. 9
Education and Creation of an Anglo-American Culturep. 10
Educational and Cultural Differencesp. 11
Early Native American Educational Programsp. 14
Schooling and the Colonization of the "Five Civilized Tribes"p. 15
Conclusionp. 18
Native Americans: Deculturalization, Schooling, and Globalizationp. 21
Globalization and Indigenous Peoplesp. 21
Citizenship in the New Republicp. 22
Thomas L. McKenney: The Cultural Power of Schoolingp. 23
The Missionary Educatorsp. 25
Language and Native American Culturesp. 26
Indian Removal and Civilization Programsp. 28
Native Americans: Reservations and Boarding Schoolsp. 31
The Meriam Reportp. 36
Conclusionp. 37
African Americans: Deculturalization, Transformation, and Segregationp. 41
Globalization and the African Diasporap. 41
Cultural Transformation and the Forced Migration of Enslaved Africansp. 43
Atlantic Creolesp. 44
Slavery and Cultural Change in the Northp. 45
Freedom in Northern Statesp. 46
Educational Segregationp. 47
Boston and the Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunityp. 48
Plantation Societyp. 51
Learning to Readp. 53
Citizenship for African Americansp. 54
Fourteenth Amendment: Citizenship and Educationp. 56
The Great Crusade for Literacyp. 57
Resisting Segregationp. 62
The Second Crusadep. 63
Conclusionp. 65
Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregationp. 68
Globalization and Diaspora: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indianp. 68
Asian Diaspora to the United Statesp. 69
Citizenshipp. 71
Education: From Coolie to Model Minority and Gookp. 76
Educating the Coolie, Deviant, and Yellow Perilp. 78
Conclusionp. 81
Hispanic/Latino Americans: Exclusion and Segregationp. 84
What's in a Name?p. 84
Issues Regarding Mexican American Citizenshipp. 86
Issues Regarding Puerto Rican Citizenshipp. 89
Mexican American Educational Issuesp. 91
Puerto Rican American Educational Issuesp. 100
Summary List of Americanization Policies in Public Schools in Puerto Ricop. 101
Methods of Deculturalization and Americanizationp. 106
Methods of Deculturizationp. 106
Conclusionp. 108
The Great Civil Rights Movement and the New Culture Warsp. 111
Globalization: The Great Civil Rights Movement and Wars of Liberationp. 112
School Desegregationp. 113
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.p. 115
Native Americansp. 118
Indian Education: A National Tragedyp. 119
Asian Americans: Educating the "Model Minority"p. 121
Asian Americans: Language and the Continued Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunityp. 124
Hispanic/Latino Americansp. 126
Bilingual Education: The Culture Wars Continuedp. 128
Multicultural Education, Immigration, and the Culture Warsp. 131
The Next Chapter in the Culture Wars: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001p. 135
Conclusion: Human and Educational Rightsp. 136
Twenty-First Century: Post-Racial Society?p. 141
Changing Concepts of Racep. 142
Government Use of Racial Categoriesp. 144
Persistence of Inequalityp. 149
Historical Legacyp. 152
Patterns of Adjustment of New Immigrantsp. 154
Conclusion: Is Twenty-First-Century United States a Post-Racial Society?p. 156
Indexp. 158
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