Race, Culture, and Schooling Identities of Achievement in Multicultural Urban Schools

ISBN-10: 0805855386

ISBN-13: 9780805855388

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter C. Murrell
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Description: Responding to a need for greater cultural competence in the preparation and development of teachers in diverse public school settings, this book investigates the critical developmental and social processes mediating students' academic identities in those settings posing the greatest challenges to their school achievement and personal development. It provides an accessible, practice-oriented culturally responsive framework for teachers in American schools. Murrell proposes a "situated-mediated identity theory" that emphasizes examining not just the child, not just the school environment, but also the child in-context as the unit of analysis to understand how both mutually constitute each other in the social and cultural practices of schooling. He then develops this theory into an applied psychology of "identity" and "agency development" among children and youth as well as their teachers, striving together for academic achievement in diverse school settings. For researchers, professionals, and students in multicultural education, educational and developmental psychology, social and cultural foundations of education, and teacher education, Murrell' s cultural practices approach builds on current thinking about multicultural teacher preparation and provides the practice component underpinning theories about cultural competence.

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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Peter Murrell is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland and currently holds a Chair on the Academic Council of the IRIS Center. He is the author of The Nature of Socialist Economies and Assessing the Value of Law in the Transition to Socialism, and is a contributor to various journals, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Comparative Economics.

Preface
Theoretical Framework
Dilemmas of Diversity in Urban Education: Race, Culture, and Underachievement
Overview of Situated-Mediated Identity Theory
Cultural Practices Inquiry: Culturally Reading Individuals-in-Settings
Application of the Framework
The Construction of Academic Identities: Situativity, Positionality, and Agency in Intellectual Life
Communities of Achievement as Culturally Configured Worlds
Acquisition of Cultural Practices of Achiever Identities as Learners
The Cultural Practices of Achiever Identities of Teachers
Epilogue
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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