- Contemporary Youth Activism: Advancing Social Justice in the United States (2016)
Edited by Jerusha Conner and Sonia M. Rosen
- The Promise of Integrated and Multicultural Bilingual Education: Inclusive Palestinian-Arab and Jewish Schools in Israel (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Zvi Bekerman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Promise of Integrated and Multicultural Bilingual Education presents the results of a long-term ethnographic study of the integrated bilingual Palestinian-Jewish schools in Israel that offer a new educational option to two groups of Israelis--Palestinians and Jews--who have been in conflict for the last one hundred years. Their goal is to create egalitarian bilingual multicultural environments to facilitate the growth of youth who can acknowledge and respect "others" while maintaining loyalty to their respective cultural traditions. In this book, Bekerman reveals the complex school practices implemented while negotiating identity and culture in contexts of enduring conflict. Data gathered from interviews with teachers, students, parents, and state officials are presented and analyzed to explore the potential and limitations of peace education given the cultural resources, ethnic-religious affiliations, political beliefs, and historical narratives of the various interactants. The book concludes with critique of Western positivist paradigmatic perspectives that currently guide peace education, maintaining that one of the primary weaknesses of current bilingual and multicultural approaches to peace education is their failure to account for the primacy of the political framework of the nation state and the psychologized educational perspectives that guide their educational work. Change, it is argued, will only occur after these perspectives are abandoned, which entails critically reviewing present understandings of the individual, of identity and culture, and of the learning process.
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- My colleague and I are interested in writing a review of Ibram Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Although it is not an education book outright, as doctoral students in curriculum, teaching, and teacher education, we necessarily bring that lens to our reading and would highlight pertinent aspects of the impressively comprehensive work. Kendi's valuable contribution to the study of racism hinges upon a premise that racist ideas are, in fact, produced and consumed. In that sense, it is most definitely a book about education and one whose readership we hope to increase.
Ph.D. Student and Graduate Assistant
School of Teaching and Learning
University of Florida, College of Education
2206 Norman Hall / P.O. Box 117048
- Hip Hops Lil Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South
By Bettina L. Love
(I have a review written for this book)
- The Asian American Achievement Paradox by Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou