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Education Research in the Public Interest:
Social Justice, Action, and Policy

Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate, Editors
Foreword by Felice Levine
Multicultural Education Series
Pub Date: April 2006, 288 pages

Paperback: $38.95, ISBN: 0807747041
Cloth: $65, ISBN: 080774705X
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Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate argue that education scholars can and must undertake work that speaks to the pressing public issues related to education. In this volume, they are joined by renowned educators who have a reputation for engaging public interests and public policy in powerful and provocative ways. Together, they address such important issues as zero-tolerance policies, language-minority students, multicultural education, school reform, teaching for social justice, educational inquiry, curriculum, assessment, and much more. This compelling collection challenges policymakers and the public to take a greater hand in creating a quality education for all students.

Contents and Contributors:
Introduction, Gloria Ladson-Billings
Chapter 1: What Should Count as Educational Research: Notes Toward a New Paradigm, Jean Anyon
Chapter 2: Interrupting the Right: On Doing Critical Educational Work in Conservative Times, Michael Apple
Chapter 3: Carry It On: Fighting for Progressive Education in Neoliberal Times, David Hursh
Chapter 4: Public Intellectuals and the University, Alex Molnar
Chapter 5: Trudge Toward Freedom: Educational Research in the Public Interest, William Ayers
Chapter 6: This Is America 2005: The Political Economy of Education Reform Against the Public Interest, Pauline Lipman
Chapter 7: Hopes of Progress and Fears of the Dangerous: Research, Cultural Theses, and Planning Different Human Kinds, Thomas Popkewitz
Chapter 8: Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice: Educating Citizens for the Public Interest in a Global Age, James A. Banks
Chapter 9: Multiculturalism, Race and the Public Interest: Hanging on to Great-Great Granddaddy’s Legacy, Carl A. Grant
Chapter 10: Public Interest and the Interests of White People Are Not the Same: Assessment, Education Policy and Racism, David Gillborn
Chapter 11: Curriculum and Students: Diverting the Public Interest, Catherine Cornbleth
Chapter 12: Making Educational History: How Arts-Based Research Can Change Minds, Tom Barone
Chapter 13: Renewing Curriculum Research/Curriculum Creation and Decision Making in the Public Interest Through Hermeneutics and Art Making, Donald Blumenfeld-Jones
Afterword, William F. Tate

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. William F. Tate is Chair and Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Education at the Washington University, St. Louis.

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