Education Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action, and Policy

Education Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action, and Policy




Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate argue that education scholars can and must undertake work that speaks to the pressing public issues related to education. In this volume, they are joined by renowned educators who have a reputation for engaging public interests and public policy in powerful and provocative ways. Together, they address such important issues as zero-tolerance policies, language-minority students, multicultural education, school reform, teaching for social justice, educational inquiry, curriculum, assessment, and much more. This compelling collection challenges policymakers and the public to take a greater hand in creating a quality education for all students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807747056
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.49(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword   James A. Banks     ix
Introduction   Gloria Ladson-Billings     1
Policy and Politics
What Should Count as Educational Research: Notes Toward a New Paradigm   Jean Anyon     17
Interrupting the Right: On Doing Critical Educational Work in Conservative Times   Michael W. Apple     27
Carry It On: Fighting for Progressive Education in Neoliberal Times   David Hursh     46
Public Intellectuals and the University   Alex Molnar     64
Trudge Toward Freedom: Educational Research in the Public Interest   William Ayers     81
"This Is America" 2005: The Political Economy of Education Reform Against the Public Interest   Pauline Lipman     98
The Making of the Public Subject
Hopes of Progress and Fears of the Dangerous; Research, Cultural Theses, and Planning Different Human Kinds   Thomas S. Popkewitz     119
Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice: Educating Citizens for the Public Interest in a Global Age   James A. Banks     141
Multiculturallsm, Race, and the Public Interest: Hanging on to Great-Great-Granddaddy's Legacy   Carl A. Grant     158
Public Interest and the Interests of White People Are Not the Same: Assessment, Education Policy and Racism   David Gillborn     173
The School and Curriculum as Sites of Education Research in the Public Interest
Curriculum and Students: Diverting the Public Interest   Catherine Cornbleth     199
Making Educational History: Qualitative Inquiry, Artistry and the Public Interest   Tom Barone     213
The Art of Renewing Curriculum Research   Donald Blumenfeld-Jones     231
Afterword: In the Public Interest   William F. Tate     247
About the Editors and the Contributors     261
Name Index     264
Subject Index     268

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