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Yosso, Tara J.; Parker, Laurence; Solorzano, Daniel G.; Lynn, Marvin – Review of Research in Education, 2004
In this chapter, the authors outline critical race theory (CRT) as an analytical framework that originated in schools of law to examine and challenge the continuing significance of race and racism in U.S. society. They then describe the CRT framework within the field of education. CRT scholarship offers an explanatory structure that accounts for…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Higher Education, Racial Bias
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Wells, Amy Stuart; Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Revilla, Anita Tijerina; Atanda, Awo Korantemaa – Review of Research in Education, 2004
The strongly worded "Brown" ruling discussed at length the importance of public education in preparing students for their adult lives as workers and citizens. In contrast, the Coleman report muted the "Brown" decision's interpretation of public education as a paramount institution and argued instead that the variation in school…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Public Education
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Gandara, Patricia; Moran, Rachel; Garcia, Eugene – Review of Research in Education, 2004
The 50th anniversary of "Brown v. Board of Education" in 1954 also recalls the anniversary of "Lau v. Nichols", decided exactly 20 years later in 1974. The two decisions were monumental in the history of civil rights and, interestingly, have shared similarities in the ways in which they have been reinterpreted since they were…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Democracy, Laws, Persuasive Discourse
Floden, Robert E. – Review of Research in Education, 2004
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954), this volume of "Review of Research in Education" looks at education research linked to issues addressed in that decision. In the "Brown" case, the court asserted the central importance of the government's…
Descriptors: African Americans, Court Litigation, Educational Research, Critical Theory
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