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Author Binder, Amy J., 1964-

Title Contentious Curricula : Afrocentrism and Creationism in American Public Schools.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (319 pages).
Series Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology
Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Note Print version record.
Contents Preface; One: Introduction to Afrocentrism and Creationism, Challengers to Educational ""Injustice""; Two: The Challengers; Three: History of the Three Afrocentric Cases: Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York State; Four: Cultural, Political, and Organizational Factors Influencing Afrocentric Outcomes; Five: History of the Four Creationist Cases: Louisiana State, California State, Vista, California, and Kansas State; Six: Cultural, Political, and Organizational Factors Influencing Creationist Outcomes; Seven: Making More Institutional the Study of Challenge; Appendix; Notes.
Bibliography ReferencesIndex.
Summary This book compares two challenges made to American public school curricula in the 1980s and 1990s. It identifies striking similarities between proponents of Afrocentrism and creationism, accounts for their differential outcomes, and draws important conclusions for the study of culture, organizations, and social movements. Amy Binder gives a brief history of both movements and then describes how their challenges played out in seven school districts. Despite their very different constituencies--inner-city African American cultural essentialists and predominately white suburban Christian.
Local Note EBSCOhost SocINDEX with Full Text
Language English.
Subject Afrocentrism -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Creationism -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Creationism -- Study and teaching.
Curriculum change -- United States.
Curriculum change.
Social movements -- United States.
Social movements.
Theory & Practice of Education.
Social sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Added Title Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology Ser
Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology
ISBN 0691091803
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