9780199736454-0199736456-Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

ISBN-13: 9780199736454
ISBN-10: 0199736456
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tyson, Karolyn
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 222 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199736454
ISBN-10: 0199736456
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tyson, Karolyn
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 222 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tyson, Karolyn wrote Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown comprising 222 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199736456 and 9780199736454. Since then Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.53 or rent at the marketplace.

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An all-too-popular explanation for why black students aren't doing better in school is their own use of the "acting white" slur to ridicule fellow blacks for taking advanced classes, doing schoolwork, and striving to earn high grades. Carefully reconsidering how and why black students have come to equate school success with whiteness, Integration Interrupted argues that when students understand race to be connected with achievement, it is a powerful lesson conveyed by schools, not their peers. Drawing on over ten years of ethnographic research, Karolyn Tyson shows how equating school success with "acting white" arose in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education through the practice of curriculum tracking, which separates students for instruction, ostensibly by ability and prior achievement. Only in very specific circumstances, when black students are drastically underrepresented in advanced and gifted classes, do anxieties about "the burden of acting white" emerge. Racialized tracking continues to define the typical American secondary school, but it goes unremarked, except by the young people who experience its costs and consequences daily. The rich narratives in Integration Interrupted throw light on the complex relationships underlying school behaviors and convincingly demonstrate that the problem lies not with students, but instead with how we organize our schools.

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