Education as Freedom

Education as Freedom : African American Educational Thought and Activism

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Education as Freedom is a groundbreaking edited text that documents and reexamines African-American empirical, methodological, and theoretical contributions to knowledge-making, teaching, and learning and American education from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century, a dynamic period of African-American educational thought and activism. Education as Freedom is a long awaited text that historicizes the current racial achievement gap as well as illuminates the myriad of African American voices and actions to define the purpose of education and to push the limits of the democratic experiment in the United more

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  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739120689
  • 9780739120682
  • 2,126,820

About Noel S. Anderson

Noel S. Anderson is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College. Haroon Kharem is assistant professor in the School of Education at Brooklyn more

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For African Americans, education has historically been a double-edged sword: it has been used both as a source of oppression and of liberation. In Education as Freedom, Anderson and Kharem lay out a set of strategies and a framework that can be used by educators, scholars, and activists to utilize education as the foundation for the freedom struggle in the twenty first century and beyond. This book is an insightful and inspiring resource. -- Pedro A. Noguera Ph.D, distinguished professor of education UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; author,"Excellence Through Equity" Corwin Press (2015)show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction. Education as Freedom: African American Educational Thought and Activism Part 2 Section I. From Bondage to Freedom: Early African American Educational Thought and Activism Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Medical Doctor, Integrationist, and Black Nationalist: Dr. James McCune Smith and the Dilemma of Antebellum Intellectual Black Activist Chapter 4 Chapter 2. John Mercer Langston and the Shaping of African American Education in the Nineteenth Century Chapter 5 Chapter 3. On Classical vs. Vocational Training: The Educational Ideas of Anna Julia Cooper and Nannie Helen Burroughs Part 6 Section II. This Skin I'm In: African American Identity and Education Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Womanist Conceptualizations of African-Centered Critical Multiculturalism: Creating New Possibilities of Thinking about Social Justice Chapter 8 Chapter 5. The Performance Gap: Stereotype Threat, Assessment, and the Education of African American Children Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Katherine Dunham: Decolonizing Dance Education Part 10 Section III. Advancing the Race: African American Education and Social Progress Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Live the Truth: Politics and Pedagogy in the African-American Movement for Freedom and Liberation Chapter 12 Chapter 8. Black Schools, White Schools: Derrick Bell, Race, and the Failure of the Integration Ideal in Brown Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Research for Liberation: DuBois, the Chicago School, and the Development of Black Emancipatory Action Researchshow more