Integrating Schools in a Changing Society

New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Edited by Erica Frankenberg, Elizabeth DeBray

352 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 6 figs., 13 tables, notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0979-9
    Published: August 2013
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-8556-2
    Published: November 2011
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-6920-8
    Published: November 2011

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In this comprehensive volume, a roster of leading scholars in educational policy and related fields offer eighteen essays seeking to illuminate new ways for American public education to counter persistent racial and socioeconomic inequality in our society. Contributors to Integrating Schools in a Changing Society draw on extensive research to reinforce the key benefits of racially integrated schools, examine remaining options to pursue multiracial integration, and discuss case examples that suggest how to build support for those efforts.

About the Authors

Erica Frankenberg is assistant professor in the department of education policy studies at Pennsylvania State University.
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Elizabeth DeBray is associate professor in the department of lifelong education, administration, and policy at the University of Georgia.
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"An absolute must-read for anyone interested in understanding the impact of judicial decision making and policy design on desegregation efforts since Brown v. Board of Education. Highly recommended."--Choice

"One of the most comprehensive [volumes] available on the subject and should be in the library of educational policy and politics scholars."--Teachers College Record

"Erica Frankenberg and Elizabeth DeBray have assembled an impressive collection featuring the work of important scholars whose perspectives capture the diversity of approaches and perceptions on school integration. This timely and insightful work is a must-read for educators, legal scholars, political analysts, activists, and researchers."--Jeffrey S. Brooks, University of Missouri-Columbia, and author of The Dark Side of School Reform: Teaching in the Space between Reality and Utopia

"Pursuing and maintaining racial diversity is key to fulfilling the promise of equal educational opportunity heralded in the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's seminal victory in Brown v. Board of Education. This volume offers creative thinking, important research, and innovative strategies that will help stimulate advocacy to redeem Brown's promise in today's complex political and legal environment."--John Payton, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

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