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Racism and Education


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Critical Race Theory: A New Approach to an Old Problem 3. Inequality, Inequality, Inequality: The Material Reality of Racial Injustice in Education 4. Policy: Changing Language, Constant Inequality 5. Assessment: Measuring Injustice or Creating it? 6. The Stephen Lawrence Case: An Exception that Proves the Rule? 7. Model Minorities: The Creation & Significance of 'Ethnic' Success Stories 8. Whiteworld: Whiteness and the Performance of Racial Domination 9. Conclusion: Understanding Race Inequality in Education. Appendix: Some Thoughts on Whiteness, Critical Scholarship and Political Struggle

About the Author

Professor David Gillborn is currently Head of the School of Educational Foundations & Policy Studies (EFPS) and Chair of the Race Equality Committee at the Institute of Education, University of London. David Gillborn is best known for his research on race inequality and education. His work combines an analysis of official statistics with qualitative research in schools. He has written several books and numerous papers drawing on his own research; plus, he is author of two official reviews of research on race and education (published by the Office for Standards in Education); and he is founding editor of the international journal, `Race Ethnicity & Education' which is taken by more than 9,000 libraries in 133 countries.


"...a wonderful, rich book with a bold, audacious premise, clear writing, and a reader-friendly structure and plot line." --Richard Delgado, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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