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ERIC Number: EJ549009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Narrative Insights into African American School Experiences: Combating the Culture of Defeatism.
Thomas, Cornell
International Journal of Educational Reform, v6 n3 p324-33 Jul 1997
"E pluribus unum" too often equates with assimilation or discrimination, with no tolerance of variation. Schools must strive to eliminate such a rigidly defined, ethnocentric canon and normalize inclusivity. Individuals inclined to argue against existing historical representations (of "woman,""poor," or "black") can become productive, positive, and energizing sources for change. Becoming surrogate parents and teachers will help. (34 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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