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Working from within : Chicana and Chicano activist educators in whitestream schools / Luis Urrieta, Jr.

By: Urrieta, Luis.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [2009]Copyright date: ©2009Description: x, 210 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780816526116 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0816526117 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780816529179; 0816529175.Subject(s): Mexican Americans -- Education -- United States -- Case studies | Mexican American teachers -- Political activity -- United States -- Case studies | Discrimination in education -- United States -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Working from within.DDC classification: 371.829/6872073 LOC classification: LC2682 | .U77 2009Other classification: 5,3 | DU 6002 | 81.21
Contents:
Introduction -- How the story goes -- Positioning Mexican American students in whitestream schools -- How some Mexican Americans become Chicana and Chicano activist educators -- Chicana and Chicano educational activism -- Transas, movidas y jugadas, and the struggle to change whitestream schools.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-202) and index.

Introduction -- How the story goes -- Positioning Mexican American students in whitestream schools -- How some Mexican Americans become Chicana and Chicano activist educators -- Chicana and Chicano educational activism -- Transas, movidas y jugadas, and the struggle to change whitestream schools.

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The focus in this lively, provocative book is this question: can Chicano/a activist educators change schools by working from within? Urrieta (Univ. of Texas at Austin) starts with the premise that all US schools (institutions he describes as "whitestream") have been founded on the basis of white supremacy. Nevertheless, Chicano/a educators (his preferred terms for Mexican American educators) can bring about change by working from within the system if they are willing to "play the game." Furthermore, in setting out to transform schools, they themselves are transformed. Using 24 case histories, equally divided between Chicano/a men and women--four undergraduates, four in-service teachers, four graduate students, and four professors--he explores the emergence of activist identity. As these case histories demonstrate, whether in political action, classroom exercises for "planned spontaneity," or production of scholarly papers that focus on diversity, it is possible to turn schools into democratic space. This book is highly recommended for readers who are seeking to understand racial, ethnic, and diversity issues. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, upper-division undergraduate students, and above. E. S. Swing emeritus, Saint Joseph's University

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