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Scott, Osborne – Urban Review, 1976
Argues that the conscience that the colonialists brought into the period of slavery required the assumption that the slave learner was somehow different from other learners. This is a concept that still has great currency in education. Much of the struggle for freedom now is a struggle to overcome this concept. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational History
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Densmore, Kathleen – Urban Review, 1995
Traces the development of critical scholarship in the sociology of education, focusing on its attempts to explain failure for low-income youth. The author also examines contemporary theoretical work in "critical" literacy and three historical instances of when critical literacy was practiced. It is argued that helping at-risk students…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Economically Disadvantaged