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Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

Series Editor: Joel Spring

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

Local, state, national, and international educational systems

Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities

Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations

Computer systems and software as instruments of public education

The popular media as forms of public education

Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

New and Published Books

71-77 of 77 results in Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
  1. On the Border of Opportunity

    Education, Community, and Language at the U.s.-mexico Line

    By Marleen C. Pugach

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    In 1993, the author set out to try and gain some understanding about school and community in Havens, New Mexico--a place where she had the opportunity to be immersed in border culture, where she could learn how the border figured into everyday life, and where she could pay uninterrupted attention...

    Published June 30th 1998 by Routledge

  2. Transforming the Culture of Schools

    Yup¡k Eskimo Examples

    By Jerry Lipka, With Gerald V. Mohatt, Esther Ilutsik

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book speaks directly to issues of equity and school transformation, and shows how one indigenous minority teachers' group engaged in a process of transforming schooling in their community. Documented in one small locale far-removed from mainstream America, the personal narratives by Yupík...

    Published June 30th 1998 by Routledge

  3. Culture and Educational Policy in Hawai'i

    The Silencing of Native Voices

    By Maenette K.P. A Benham, Ronald H. Heck

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This comprehensive educational history of public schools in Hawai'i shows and analyzes how dominant cultural and educational policy have affected the education experiences of Native Hawaiians. Drawing on institutional theory as a scholarly lens, the authors focus on four historical cases...

    Published May 31st 1998 by Routledge

  4. Asian-american Education

    Historical Background and Current Realities

    By Meyer Weinberg

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Asian-American Education: Historical Background and Current Realities fills a gap in the study of the social and historical experiences of Asians in U.S. schools. It is the first historical work to provide American readers with information about highly individual ethnic groups rather than viewing...

    Published July 31st 1997 by Routledge

  5. Tangled Up in School

    Politics, Space, Bodies, and Signs in the Educational Process

    By Jan Nespor

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in an urban elementary school, this volume is an examination of how school division politics, regional economic policies, parental concerns, urban development efforts, popular cultures, gender ideologies, racial politics, and university and corporate...

    Published June 30th 1997 by Routledge

  6. Places of Memory

    Whiteman's Schools and Native American Communities

    By Alan Peshkin

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    While visiting New Mexico, the author was struck with the opportunity the state presents to explore the school-community relationship in rural, religious, and multiethnic sociocultural settings. In New Mexico, the school-community relationship can be learned within four major culture groups --...

    Published April 30th 1997 by Routledge

  7. The Cultural Transformation of A Native American Family and Its Tribe 1763-1995

    A Basket of Apples

    By Joel Spring

    Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education

    This book describes the impact of U.S. government civilization and education policies on a Native American family and its tribe from 1763 to 1995. While engaged in a personal quest for his family's roots in Choctaw tribal history, the author discovered a direct relationship between educational...

    Published May 31st 1996 by Routledge