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Author Binder, Amy J., 1964-

Title Contentious curricula : Afrocentrism and creationism in American public schools / Amy J. Binder.

Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2002]


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 307 pages).
Series Princeton studies in cultural sociology
Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-295) and index.
Contents Introduction to Afrocentrism and Creationism, challenges to educational "injustice" -- The challengers -- History of the three Afrocentric cases: Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York State -- Cultural, political, and organizational factors influencing Afrocentric outcomes -- History of the four Creationist cases: Louisiana State; California State; Vista, California; and Kansas State -- Cultural, political, and organizational factors influencing Creationist outcomes -- Making more institutional the study of change.
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 conservat.
Note Print version record.
Subject Curriculum change -- United States.
Social movements -- United States.
Afrocentrism -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Creationism -- Study and teaching -- United States.
EDUCATION -- Curricula.
EDUCATION -- Comparative.
Afrocentrism -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00800059
Creationism -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00882412
Curriculum change. (OCoLC)fst00885362
Social movements. (OCoLC)fst01122657
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Print version:Binder, Amy J., 1964- Contentious curricula. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002 0691091803 (DLC) 2001058001 (OCoLC)48450945
ISBN 9781400825455 (electronic bk.)
1400825458 (electronic bk.)
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