ERIC Number: EJ900862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Mobilizing Culture, Language, and Educational Practices: Fulfilling the Promises of "Mendez" and "Brown"
Moll, Luis C.
Educational Researcher, v39 n6 p451-460 Aug-Sep 2010
In commemorating the landmark "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954) decision, this lecture also honors the "Mendez v. Westminster" case of 1946, a successful challenge to the segregated schooling of Mexican and Mexican American students in California. The author summarizes the "Mendez" case, its relation to "Brown", and its sociocultural aspects, including educational conditions at the time, the collective and intercultural agency of the participants, and the process by which the Mendez family successfully brought the case to fruition. With this case as backdrop, the author then addresses contemporary educational issues and presents educational innovations that, much like "Brown" and "Mendez", seek to mobilize the social, cultural, and linguistic processes of diverse communities as the most important resources for producing positive educational change. (Contains 1 figure and 13 notes.)
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Hispanic Americans, Court Litigation, School Segregation, Social Environment, Cultural Context, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California