Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
CGU Africana Studies Program Annual Lecture (Please click here to see this event flyer)
Title: "Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. & South African Schools"
Speaker: Professor Prudence L. Carter, Stanford University
Date and Time: April 9, 2013, 7:30pm
Location: Albrecht Auditorium in Stauffer Hall, Claremont Graduate University
Abstract of book and talk:
What are the features of the school environment that make students' of color incorporation greater at some schools than at others? Prudence L. Carter seeks to answer this basic but bedeviling question through a rich comparative analysis of the organizational and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and South Africa-two nations rebounding from centuries of overt practices of racial and social inequality. Stubborn Roots provides insight into how school communities can better incorporate previously disadvantaged groups and engender equity by addressing socio-cultural contexts and promoting "cultural flexibility." It also raises important and timely questions about the social, political, and philosophical purposes of multiracial schooling that have been greatly ignored by many, and cautions against narrow approaches to education that merely focus on test-scores and resources.
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