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ERIC Number: EJ865910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
"Set Up to Fail": Institutional Racism and the Sabotage of School Improvement
Taylor, Dianne L.; Clark, Menthia P.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v42 n2 p114-129 2009
Data from two previous studies are reanalyzed using the lens of institutional racism to examine district decisions that undermined, or sabotaged, improvement efforts at schools attended by students of color. Opportunities to rectify the sabotage were available but not pursued. A model portrays the interaction between decision-maker intent, institutional racism, and the sabotage of school improvement. According to the model, institutional racism can be operative or inoperative. When institutional racism is operative, sabotage of improvement efforts occurs. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A