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Author Spencer, John Palmer.

Title In the crossfire [electronic resource] : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform / John P. Spencer.

Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 304 p. : ill.
Series Politics and culture in modern America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-291) and index.
Contents Schooling as social reform: racial uplift, liberalism, and the making of a black educator -- Combating cultural deprivation: urban educators and the war on poverty -- Victims, not hoodlums: urban schools and the crisis of liberalism -- Black power, "people power": holding schools accountable for black achievement -- Beyond community control: accountability and achievement in the Oakland public schools -- Epilogue: legacies of the 1960s in American school reform.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Foster, Marcus A., 1923-1973.
African Americans -- Education.
Educational change -- United States.
African American school principals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
African American school superintendents -- California -- Oakland.
Urban schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Urban schools -- California -- Oakland.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780812244359 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780812207668 (e-book)

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