The modern American corporate-industrial state requires a massive ideological machine to establish social order, create political consensus, train obedient citizen-workers, and dispatch marginalized groups to their «place». Mass public education has helped to forge the modern political state that enforces social and racial inequality. Disenchanted African Americans, representing dissenting viewpoints, have vigorously protested this educational system, which is rooted in segregation, differentiated funding, falsehoods, alienation, and exclusion. This important book belongs in classrooms devoted to achieving racial equality in public education.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XII, 228 pp., 1 ill.
Contents: James D. Anderson: Foreword – William H. Watkins: Introduction – Sandra Richards/Sidney J. Lemelle: Pedagogy, Politics,
and Power. Antinomies of the Black Radical Tradition – Daniel Perlstein: Minds Stayed on Freedom. Politics and Pedagogy in
the African American Freedom Struggle – Haroon Kharem/Eileen M. Hayes: Separation or Integration. Early Black Nationalism
and the Education Critique – Annette Henry: Black-Feminist Pedagogy. Critiques and Contributions – William H. Watkins: A Marxian
and Radical Reconstructionist Critique of American Education. Searching Out Black Voices – Joy Ann Williamson: Community Control
with a Black Nationalist Twist. The Black Panther Party’s Educational Programs – Beverly M. Gordon: Leadership, the Cultural
Other, and Education in the New Millennium – Dionne Danns: Chicago Teacher Reform Efforts and the Politics of Educational
Change – David Stovall: Critical Race Theory as Educational Protest. Power and Praxis.