ERIC Number: ED532543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools
Carter, Prudence L.
Oxford University Press
What are the features of the school environment that make students' of color incorporation greater at some schools than at others? Prudence L. Carter seeks to answer this basic but bedeviling question through a rich comparative analysis of the organizational and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and South Africa-two nations rebounding from centuries of overt practices of racial and social inequality. Stubborn Roots provides insight into how school communities can better incorporate previously disadvantaged groups and engender equity by addressing socio-cultural contexts and promoting "cultural flexibility." It also raises important and timely questions about the social, political, and philosophical purposes of multiracial schooling that have been greatly ignored by many, and cautions against narrow approaches to education that merely focus on test-scores and resources.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Organizational Climate, Group Dynamics, School Culture, Race, Racial Integration, Disadvantaged, Comparative Analysis, Urban Schools, Sociocultural Patterns, School Policy, Dress Codes, Track System (Education), Extracurricular Activities, Language Usage
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United States