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Equity, Access, and Segregation

by Asa G. Hillard, III - 1991

A structure may be an idea that drives practice such as thinking about "intelligence," "readiness," and "cultural deprivation.'' It may be an organizational system. It may be an "architectural form." lt may be an "economic relationship."lt may be a "political relationship." A structure may be "definitions" that are widely accepted and the "assumptions" that go with them. Structures produce a momentum. Structures sustain practice over time, even when the outcomes of such practice are not beneficial and may even be harmful. Therefore, we must look closely at structures to understand equity issues.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 90, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 5, 1991, p. 199-213
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19301, Date Accessed: 4/10/2021 11:23:26 PM

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  • Asa Hillard, III
    San Francisco State University
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    ASA G. HILLARD, III is a professor of educational psychology at San Francisco State University.
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