Racism, Research, and Educational Reform

Voices from the City

by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (Volume editor) Joan T. Wynne (Volume editor)
©2005 Textbook 134 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 246


Racism, Research, and Educational Reform adds to the knowledge base on educational reform, through individual, personal voices. Describing the complexities of multiple levels of engagement, it provides more accessible reading for teachers and the general public than most reform texts. This book also adds to the literature about multiple K-16 partnerships; collaborations between mainstream universities and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU); cross-district school system collaborations; the impact of racism on school reform efforts; communication problems in school collaborations; parent and teacher struggles for equal engagement; and issues of parental equity in school communities of diverse ethnic families.


ISBN (Softcover)
USA Schulreform Antirassismus Aufsatzsammlung urban
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XXII, 134 pp.

Biographical notes

Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (Volume editor) Joan T. Wynne (Volume editor)

The Editors: Joanne Kilgour Dowdy is Associate Professor at Kent State University, Ohio. A graduate of Juilliard School in the theatre division, Dr. Dowdy continues to use her drama training to prepare teachers for the literacy classroom, and as a performer who facilitates writing development through interactive workshops. Her major research interests include documenting the experiences of Black women involved in education from adult basic literacy to higher education. She is the co-editor (with Lisa Delpit) of The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom (2002), and the author of GED Stories: Black Women & Their Struggle for Social Equity (Lang, 2003). Joan T. Wynne, a former Professor at Morehouse College and Georgia State University is now a Professor at Florida State University where she is also Associate Director of the Center for Urban Education & Innovation.


Title: Racism, Research, and Educational Reform