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ERIC Number: EJ1124491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Problematizing Philanthropy: How a Historical Study of the General Education Board in the US West Puts the "Social" in Race and Region as Social Constructs
Janak, Edward; Helmsing, Mark
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n2 p277-288 2017
This article explores how an examination of the philanthropic funding from the General Education Board (GEB) provided to the public schools in the western region of the US, particularly that impacting schools serving the historically marginalized cultures of the Latina/o, indigenous, and African American peoples, demonstrates just how fluid are the constructs of race and regionality. The article explores whether philanthropic funding followed the same racist and pecuniary patterns in the west/southwest as in the southeast and how actively researching that question reinforced the intersectionalities of race and region in defining the west as a social construct not conforming to geographic boundaries. Examining GEB funding should impact current thought regarding blindly accepting philanthropic influence in the public schools of the US.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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