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Values Spoken and Values Lived The Cultural Consequences of a School Closing

ISBN-10: 1572732091
ISBN-13: 9781572732094
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This ethnography depicts the cultural consequences of a local school closing in a small, rural, predominantly black community. It shows how the dynamics of the community deepen fundamental contradictions between strong beliefs in education (values spoken) and actual conduct (values lived).

George W. Noblit became a sociologist in the 1970s, a time of turbulent social change. Research on crime, delinquency and deviance led to a focus on schooling in the lives and futures of youth.Through a study of school desegregation, he began a program of research on the social construction of race, using ethnographic research to study schools and other educational scenes. Noblit is intrigued with how knowledge--often taken as good in its own right--is implicated in creating the very problems it is asked to solve.Noblit studies the various ways knowledge is constructed and how the competition over which knowledge counts construct powers and difference. This process means exploring both the highest reaches of theory and the everyday lives of people as they struggle to make sense of the world. To Noblit, "there is not a theory-practice gap, only a failure of imagination." Noblit conducts funded evaluation projects, most recently on A+ (arts-enhanced) schools (the subject of his 2009 book), charter schools and prison education for youth adult offenders in North Carolina. "For me, evaluation and policy studies are a way to be part of larger political processes in our society," he says, "and to help shape the agendas of important innovations."

Series Preface
Acknowledgement
Introductionp. 1
Centerville and Its People: A First Encounterp. 9
Dreamkeepers and Tales of the Pastp. 37
Schools of the Presentp. 79
Conclusionsp. 135
App.: On Methodologyp. 159
Referencesp. 167
Author Indexp. 177
Subject Indexp. 181
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