The Psychological Dynamics of Race and Culture in Education

The Psychological Dynamics of Race and Culture in Education : Toward Integrating Perspectives

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Culture, race and ethnicity play a large role in creating educational inequality, particularly as students construct and reconstruct their identities around individuals, communities and social institutions. This volume offers a penetrating critique of the current empirical research on cognitive development, educational psychology and cultural psychology, as well as the role of culture in education from both historical and contemporary perspectives. It analyzes recent education reform efforts in light of this research, and calls for more integrative scholarship in culture and educational transactions. By examining culture and ethnicity through the lens of basic psychological phenomena, educators can begin to reevaluate their perceptions of student behavior and gain insight on how their own attitudes, behaviors and teaching practices are determined by racial and cultural factors.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138860190
  • 9781138860193

About Eric Hurley

Eric Hurley is Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at Pomona College, CA, USA.
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Table of contents

Part I: Colorful open and context setting 1.Minority underachievement is not a problem (it is a symptom) 2. Historical overview of the ebb and flow of ideas about how to close the gap 3.Integrating perspectives: A preliminary model 4.Race and Ethnicity: Their special place in American society and education 5. Culture and the US "postracial" fantasy Part II: An examination of the culture movement(s) in psychology and education 6. Culture: Roots in psychology 7. Culture: Beginnings in Education 8. Culture: Explosion and Implosion in Education 9. Culture: Parallel fits and starts in psychology 10. The Dark Times: Acknowledging the torchbearers 11. Culture: Reintroductions into American educational research Part III: The cost of ignoring race 12. Racial/ethnic identity development: Ongoing and Interactive 13. Popular race grounded models: New and Old Part IV: The cost of ignoring culture 14. Victim Blame, Begging for "Tolerance" and Promoting" Resilience Part V: Toward integrating perspectives 15. Mechanisms, Processes and Patterns 16. Integrating perspectives: An empirical exploration 17. Integrating perspectives: Next steps and moving forward
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