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A Chance to Learn : The History of Race and Education in the United States - Meyer Weinberg

A Chance to Learn

The History of Race and Education in the United States

Paperback Published: 1st January 1977
ISBN: 9780521291286
Number Of Pages: 480

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How - and why - have children of blacks, American Indians, Mexican-Americans, and Puerto Ricans been deprived by and often excluded from the so-called American educational system? In this classic 1977 study of a problem neglected or undervalued in most standard histories of American education, Professor Meyer Weinberg seeks the answers. Concretely and empirically, he shows that from their forebearers' first contact with dominant American society, minority children have been shockingly disadvantaged by the public schools. Instead of accepting this passively, however, minority group parents and leaders have struggled against it. Their efforts and those of others to secure the amount and quality of schooling that majority offspring get almost routinely were largely failures. Dr Weinberg claims this was inevitable but says that without a clear understanding that efforts were made, no further efforts can ever succeed.

Introduction: race in American education
Elementary and Secondary Education
The system of compulsory ignorance
Separate and unequal: black education, 1864-1950
Struggle for public policy: black children since 1950
Mexican-American children: the neighbours within
Indian-American children
Puerto Rican children
Higher Education
Guarded preserve: black students in higher education
Higher education for other minorities
To educate all the children of all the people
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ISBN: 9780521291286
ISBN-10: 0521291283
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st January 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.7