The History of Discrimination in U.S. Education Marginality, Agency, and Power

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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How have power and agency been revealed in educational issues involving minorities? More specifically: how have politicians, policymakers, practitioners, and others in the mainstream used and misused their power in relation to those in the margins? How have those in the margins asserted their agency and negotiated their way within the larger society? What have been the relationships, not only between those more powerful and those less powerful, but also among those on the fringes of society? How have people sought to bridge the gap separating those in the margins and those in the mainstream? The essays in this book respond to these questions by delving into the educational past to reveal minority issues involving ethnicity, gender, class, disability, and sexual identity.

Author Biography

Eileen H. Tamura is a historian and professor of education at the College of Education, University of Hawaii. She is the author of Americanization, Acculturation, and Ethnic Identity: The Nisei Generation in Hawaii (1994). She co-authored The Rise of Modern Japan (2003), which won the Franklin Buchanan Award from the Association for Asian Studies, and co-authored China: Understanding Its Past (1998), which won the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association. Her articles have appeared in journals such as History of Education Quarterly, Journal of American Ethnic History, Amerasia Journal, Pacific Historical Review, and The Journal of Negro Education.

Table of Contents

About the Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Racial Subjection of Filipinos in the Early Twentieth Centuryp. 17
Containing the Perimeter: Dynamics of Race, Sexual Orientation, and the State in the 1950s and '60sp. 41
"It Is the Center to Which We Should Cling": Indian Schools in Robeson County, North Carolina, 1900-1920p. 67
Searching for America: A Japanese American's Quest, 1900-1930p. 91
The Romance and Reality of Hispano Identity in New Mexico's Schools, 1910-1940p. 117
Using the Press to Fight Jim Crow at Two White Midwestern Universities, 1900-1940p. 141
Breaking Barriers: The Pioneering Disability Students Services Program at the University of Illinois, 1948-1960p. 165
Mothers Battle Busing and Nontraditional Education in 1970s Detroitp. 193
Indexp. 221
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