Embracing Race: Why We Need Race-conscious Education Policy

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Teachers College Press, 2002 - Education - 199 pages
With clarity, passion, and creativity, Michele Moses offers a new and promising lens for viewing the unsolved issues of race and education. In this book, Moses provides a comprehensive examination of four major race-conscious educational policies: bilingual education, multicultural curricula, affirmative action, and remedial education. She argues, convincingly, that such policies are critical to fostering self-determination and personal autonomy in students who will otherwise be left with a deficient education.

Presenting a strong, theoretically grounded case for race-conscious educational policies, this volume offers a new framework for examining the complex interaction between race, education, opportunities, and justice.

Some of the important questions addressed in this volume include:

-- What must the educational system do to promote social justice for students of color and poor students?

-- What is required to help these students to develop self-determination?

-- How will race-conscious educational policies help to provide a fair education for all students?

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Taking Context and Identity
10
Bilingual Education
39
Multicultural Curricula
81
Affirmative Action
106
Remedial Education
153
Conclusion
170
Index
193
About the Author 199
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