Racism and Education: Coincidence or Conspiracy?

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-07
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book challenges the dominant assumptions and attitudes that shape education and is the first major study in the UK to adopt 'Critical Race Theory' ''éČ" a radical new perspective on the nature of racism and public policy.

Author Biography

David Gillborn is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, and editor of the international journal Race, Ethnicity and Education

Table of Contents

List of exhibitsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Critical Race Theory: a new approach to an old problemp. 20
Inequality, inequality, inequality: the material reality of racial injustice in educationp. 44
Policy: changing language, constant inequalityp. 70
Assessment: measuring injustice or creating it?p. 90
The Stephen Lawrence case: an exception that proves the rule?p. 118
Model minorities: the creation and significance of 'ethnic' success storiesp. 146
WhiteWorld: Whiteness and the performance of racial dominationp. 162
Conclusion: understanding race inequality in educationp. 183
Notes from the author: some thoughts on Whiteness, critical scholarship and political strugglep. 197
Notesp. 204
Bibliographyp. 224
Indexp. 250
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