Multiethnic Moments: The Politics of Urban Education Reform

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September 2006



Examines school systems in four major US cities - Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco - to uncover the factors that worked for and against ethnically-representative school change. This book utilizes the politics of education reform to provide empirical scholarship about the broader contemporary politics of race and ethnicity.


Introduction - Clarence N. Stone 1: Interests, Ideas and Institutions: The Politics of School Reform in Multi-ethnic Cities 2: Race, Ethnicity and Education 3: Local School Reform Agendas: Changing the Rules of the Game 4: The Politics of School Reform in Multi-Ethnic Cities: An Interest Based Perspective 5: Ideas and Education Reform in Multi-Ethnic Cities 6: Institutions and Education Reform in Multi-Ethnic Cities 7: A Developmental Perspective on Education Reform in Multi-Ethnic Cities


"I like this book very much. The authors come to grips with the impact that the multi-racial character of America's cities will have on a critical aspect of urban politics. Multiethnic Moments is pitched at a level of sophistication that will engage specialists in the field yet written clearly enough to be accessible to undergraduate students." Benjamin Marquez, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Political scientists Susan E. Clarke, Rodney E. Hero, Mara S. Sidney, Luis R. Fraga, and Bari A. Erlichson have done an admirable job in giving readers a road map for understanding how historical trends, power relations, and racial and ethnic demographic changes have influenced the trajectory of urban education reform in four cities: Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston." Teachers College Record "The authors of this timely and provocative work have thoroughly examined the politics of race and education reform in four highly multiracial/multiethnic cities...It is essential reading for reformers of the future who are willing to read it carefully and learn its lessons well." Multicultural Review "While acknowledging the historical importance of biracial politics, the authors move beyond a black versus white racial paradigm to explain the complex reasons for the limited representation and influence Latinos and Asians have experienced...Figures of theoretical models and data tables are a valuable component." Choice "The book is well written and clearly organized...The book would be most appropriate for a graduate course in social policy analysis. Faculty teaching change graduate student courses in social change, social stratification, race and ethnicity, or sociology of education may find this book a useful supplemental text...Parts of this book may be quite useful in an undergraduate course." Teaching Sociology "The rich detail of the case studies (often organized in summary tables in a nicely comparable way) provides much fodder for scholars of urban education seeking other explanations for urban politics...The authors have examined four interesting cases of urban education politics...Multiethnic Moments provides a rich set of hypotheses that could be tested with larger samples and different data sets. That is a valuable contribution to scholars and well worth reading. A second major contribution that needs to be recognized is the utility of the book for classroom usage. The cases are engaging and the analysis is accessible." Perspectives on Politics "This book is an important contribution to our understanding of urban politics...Multiethnic Moments is a 'must-read' for scholars and practitioners in the field of urban education. It provides a useful analytical perspective that helps us to understand better the changing nature of urban education. This book is at the forefront of those studies helping to analyze and explain the growing multiethnic and multiracial of U.S. cities." Urban Affairs Review "Multiethnic Moments is a well-written, historical exploration of urban school reform...[it] deserves recognition for presenting an extensive investigation into the forgotten voices of Latinos and Asians whose calls for educational reforms remain to be addressed within the contemporary U.S. education system." The American Journal of Education, November 2008
EAN: 9781592135363
ISBN: 1592135366
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 243 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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