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ERIC Number: EJ837190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Against the Backdrop of "Brown: Testimonios of Coalitions" to Teach Social Change
Oesterreich, Heather A.; Conway, Allison P.
History Teacher, v42 n2 p143-158 Feb 2009
This article utilizes "Brown v. Board of Education," which is traditionally taught in college and K-12 history courses as the case that both started the discussion about and ended the practice of segregation in schools, to highlight "testimonios of coalition" as a framework for historical analysis. First, the authors demonstrate how the fight for equality through desegregation of schools emerged from oppressions of race, class, and language and has continued for over a century through the tremendous work of individuals, families, and communities. Next, they highlight how critical elements of the lived realities of violence in school desegregation have been silenced over time to hide the complexity of racism, classism, and linguicism. Finally, the authors demonstrate how school desegregation and segregation is not a thing of the past by looking at the historical legacy of segregation that continues in K-12 schools today. (Contains 56 notes.)
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Colorado; Florida; Massachusetts; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Keyes v Denver School District Number 1