Beyond a Dream Deferred: Multicultural Education and the by Becky Thompson

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Past A Dream Deferred: Multicultural schooling and the Politics of Excellence

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Catherine R. Stimpson, "Setting Agendas, Defining Challenges," 14. 38. Ibid. 39. Gloria Anzaldua, "How to Tame a Wild Tongue," in Borderlands /La Frontera: The New Mestiza (San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987), 59. 40. Derrick Bell, And We Are Not Saved (New York: Basic Books, 1987): 34. 41. : Crossing, 1984), 110-13. 42. Because we have consolidated progressive debates within such a wide and diverse field as multicultural education, this book has its own gaps and absences. By staying well within the boundaries of higher education in the United States we miss an opportunity for some rich and complex comparative analyses of instituting multicultural changes within different national contexts.

41. : Crossing, 1984), 110-13. 42. Because we have consolidated progressive debates within such a wide and diverse field as multicultural education, this book has its own gaps and absences. By staying well within the boundaries of higher education in the United States we miss an opportunity for some rich and complex comparative analyses of instituting multicultural changes within different national contexts. The ongoing struggles, strategies, and successes of marginalized groups within British and Canadian society and education are cases in point.

Progressive education seeks to redefine "legitimate" knowledge as well as who is capable of imparting this knowledge. This vision goes well beyond the scope of Introduction xxxi separatist constructions within the debate on political correctness. As scholars who must urgently respond to the imperatives of an increasingly diverse and voluble American society, we can no longer be involved in the intellectually bankrupt either/or versions of representation and curricular change. : Harvard University Press, 1992), 3.

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