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Lessons in integration : realizing the promise of racial diversity in American schools

"Based on the fruits of a collaboration between the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University and the Southern Poverty Law Center, the essays presented in Lessons in Integration: Realizing the Promise of Racial Diversity in American Schools analyze five decades of experience with desegregation efforts in order to discover the factors accounting for successful educational experiences in an integrated setting. Starting where much political activity and litigation, as well as most previous scholarship, leaves off, this collection addresses the question of what to do - and to avoid doing - once classrooms are integrated, in order to maximize the educational benefits of diversity for students from a wide array of backgrounds." "Lessons in Integration will make a significant contribution to knowledge about how to make integration work, and as such, it will have a positive effect on educational practice while providing much-needed assistance to increasingly beleaguered proponents of integrated public education."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2007
University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2007
vi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780813926308, 0813926300
pt. 1. The benefits of integration and potential harms of segregation. Designing schools that use student diversity to enhance learning of all students / Willis D. Hawley
The social developmental benefits of intergroup contact among children and adolescents / Melanie Killen and David S. Crystal and Martin Ruck
Can reducing school segregation close the achievement gap? / Jaekyung Lee
pt. 2. New dimensions of integration : The growth of non-black minority groups. Adolescent immigrant students in U.S. schools : Issues of cultural pluralism, successful school settings, and intergroup relations / M. Beatriz Arias and Christian Faltis and James Cohen
"Desperate to learn" : The schooling experience of Latinas in North Carolina / Maria Teresa Unger Palmer
Interracial status as a double-edged sword : The educational experiences of interracial children / Simon Cheng
pt. 3. Toward an integrated future of schooling : Possible solutions. Preparing teachers for multiracial and historically underserved schools / Christine E. Sleeter
Addressing race and racism in the classroom / Julie Milligan Hughes and Rebecca S. Bigler
Classroom integration and accelerated learning through detracking / Carol Corbett Burris and Kevin G. Welner
Fostering an inclusive, multiracial democracy : How attorneys, social scientists, and educators made the case for school integration in Lynn, Massachusetts / Richard W. Cole
pt. 4. Future directions. The common schools democracy requires : Expanding membership through inclusive education / John A. Powell and Rebecca High
Conclusion : Challenges for this generation : Integration and social transformation / Gary Orfield