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Urban High Schools

Foundations and Possibilities

By Annette B. Hemmings

Routledge – 2012 – 168 pages

Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

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Description

This multidisciplinary overview introduces readers to the historical, sociological, anthropological, and political foundations of urban public secondary schooling and to possibilities for reform. Focused on critical and problematic elements, the text provides a comprehensive description and analyses of urban public high schooling through different yet intertwined disciplinary lenses. Students and researchers seeking to inform their work with urban high schools from social, cultural, and political perspectives will find the theoretical frameworks and practical applications useful in their own studies of, or initiatives related to, urban public high schools. Each chapter includes concept boxes with synopses of key ideas, summations, and discussion questions.

Contents

Preface

Part I: Foundations

1: Historical Context

2: Sociological Basics

3: Anthropological Perspectives

4: Political Insights

Part II: Possibilities

5: Setting the Local School Stage

6: Past, Present, and Promising School Reforms

References

Appendices

Author Bio

Annette B. Hemmings is Professor, School of Education, Edgewood College.

Name: Urban High Schools: Foundations and Possibilities (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Annette B. Hemmings. This multidisciplinary overview introduces readers to the historical, sociological, anthropological, and political foundations of urban public secondary schooling and to possibilities for reform. Focused on critical and problematic elements, the text...
Categories: Sociology of Education, Secondary Education, Education Policy & Politics