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In the Crossfire [electronic resource] : Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform / John P. Spencer.

Author/Creator:
Spencer, John P., author.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2012].
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (312 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Politics and Culture in Modern America.
Politics and Culture in Modern America
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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De Gruyter Online.
Subjects:
African American school principals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
African American school superintendents -- California -- Oakland.
African Americans -- Education.
Educational change -- United States.
Urban schools -- California -- Oakland.
Urban schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Language:
In English.
Biography/History:
John P. Spencer is Associate Professor of Education at Ursinus College.
Summary:
In the Crossfire brings a much-needed historical perspective to contemporary debates about educational inequality by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African American educator who struggled to reform urban schools in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
CHAPTER 1. Schooling as Social Reform: Racial Uplift, Liberalism, and the Making of a Black Educator
CHAPTER 2. Combating Cultural Deprivation: Urban Educators and the War on Poverty
CHAPTER 3. Victims, Not Hoodlums: Urban Schools and the Crisis of Liberalism
CHAPTER 4. Black Power, "People Power": Holding Schools Accountable for Black Achievement
CHAPTER 4. Black Power, "People Power": Holding Schools Accountable for Black Achievement
EPILOGUE. Legacies of the 1960s in American School Reform
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments.
Notes:
11 illustrations.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 27 2015)
ISBN:
9780812207668
OCLC:
843076377
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812207668 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.