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Black and White in School

reviewed by Nobuo K. Shimahara - 1983

coverTitle: Black and White in School
Author(s): Janet Ward Schofield
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807729825, Pages: , Year: 1989
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In the 1970s the National Institute of Education (NIE) sponsored a number of ethnographic studies of desegregated schools, and a fieldwork manual for investigators interested in research involving desegregated schools was published under the auspices of the N1E.1 Undoubtedly, this reflected increasing public interest in the effects of the desegregation in public schools implemented across the nation in the late 1960s and 1970s. The emphasis on ethnography suggested that it gained considerable attention in the social sciences as a method for studying schooling in a naturalistic setting. Black and White in School, which resulted from Schofield’s NIE-sponsored research, is one of the latest publications focusing on the pattern of social relations in a desegregated school. To date, it is one of the better and more competent ethnographic studies on the subject. It is a cogently and lucidly written ethnography offering an in-depth insight into interracial relations. Schofield’s findings are not particularly startling... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 2, 1983, p. 334-336
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 902, Date Accessed: 1/21/2021 7:07:27 AM

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  • Nobuo Shimahara
    Rutgers University
    NOBUO K. SHIMAHARA is professor of anthropology of education at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University. His recent research includes a three-year ethnographic study of a high school.
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