White Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies, 1st Edition

  • Denise M. Sandoval
  • Anthony J. Ratcliff
  • Tracy L. Buenavista
  • James R. Marin
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  • ISBN-10: 1440832560
  • ISBN-13: 9781440832567
  • DDC: 378.00973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 677 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released February 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Recent attacks on Ethnic Studies, revisionist actions in curriculum content, and anti-immigrant policies are creating a new culture war in America. This important work lays out the current debates—both in K–12 and higher education—to uncover the dangers and to offer solutions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Making of a Movement: Ethnic Studies in a K–12 Context.
Historical and Theoretical Considerations.
1: Hecho en Berkeley: A Brief History of the Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Program at Berkeley High School.
2: Xicana/o Indigenous Epistemologies: Toward a Decolonizing and Liberatory Education for Xicana/o Youth.
3: Healing Identity: The Organic Rx, Resistance, and Regeneration in the Classroom.
4: Education in Nepantla: A Chicana Feminist Approach to Engaging Latina/o Elementary Youth in Ethnic Studies.
Ethnic Studies Pedagogy in Practice.
5: The Youth Will Speak: Youth Participatory Action Research as a Vehicle to Connect an Ethnic Studies Pedagogy to Communities.
6: Rise Above: Filipina/o American Studies and Punk Rock Pedagogy.
7: “You Can Ban Chicano Books, But They Still Pop Up!”: Activism, Public Discourse, and Decolonial Curriculums in Los Angeles.
8: Struggle in the Mud: Stockton, Ethnic Studies, and Community Engagement: An Autoethnography.
Critical Practitioner Preparations.
9: The Power of Ethnic Studies: Developing Culturally and Community Responsive Leaders.
10: Brown Washing Hermeneutics: Historically Responsive Pedagogy in Ethnic Studies.
11: Common Struggle: High School Ethnic Studies Approaches to Building Solidarity between Black and Brown Youth.
12: Resistance and Resilience in Tucson: The Xican@ Institute for Teaching and Organizing (XITO) as a Form of Resistance and Liberation.
13: The Story of Our Day: Moving Our Imaginations to the Immense Revolutionary Potential in America.
Volume 1 Index.
About the Editors and Contributors.