Core Lessons on Neoconservative School Reform
By (author) Kristen L. Buras
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Rightist Multiculturalism by Kristen L. Buras
Book DescriptionFor nearly two decades, E. D. Hirsch's book Cultural Literacy has provoked debate over whose knowledge should be taught in schools, embodying the culture wars in education. Initially developed to mediate against the multicultural "threat," his educational vision inspired the Core Knowledge curriculum, which has garnered wide support from an array of communities, including traditionally marginalized groups. In this groundbreaking book, Kristen Buras provides the first detailed, critical examination of the Core Knowledge movement and explores the history and cultural politics underlying neoconservative initiatives in education. Ultimately, Rightist Multiculturalism does more than assess the limitations and possibilities of Core Knowledge. It illuminates why troubling educational reforms initiated by neoconservatives have acquired grassroots allegiance despite criticism that their vision is culturally elitist. More importantly, Buras argues understanding that neoconservative school reform itself has become a multicultural affair is the first step toward fighting an alternative war of position-that is, reclaiming multiculturalism as a radically transformative project.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415962643
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kristen L. Buras
Subaltern Speak, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Kristen L. Buras
Highlights the power of the 'subalterns' to resist conservative forces in education, or even use them for their own purposes, and asks what effect this resistance has had and whether they are necessarily always progressive. To answer these questions, this book scrutinizes ways in which dominance operates across the US and internationally.
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Author Biography - Kristen L. Buras
Kristen L. Buras is Assistant Professor of Multicultural Urban Education in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University. She has written on school reform in Harvard Educational Review and is co-editor of The Subaltern Speak: Curriculum, Power, and Educational Struggles.
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