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Author Randolph, Antonia.
Title The wrong kind of different : challenging the meaning of diversity in American classrooms / Antonia Randolph.
Published New York : Teachers College Press, c2013.
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 Floor3  LC1099.3 .R37 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 131 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-118) and index.
Contents Dividing up difference -- "I admire Hispanic people": ethnic credits and racial penalties in the classroom -- Good and bad diversity : judging difference in multiracial schools -- "Kids are just kids" : managing the stigma against Black schools -- Not quite White : preserving the White norm -- Fulfilling the promise of diversity.
Summary "Explores how teachers perceive students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and the unintended consequences of a kind of 'colorblind multiculturalism.' She unearths a hierarchy of acceptance and legitimacy that excludes most poor Black students and favors certain immigrant minorities. In addition, Randolph discovers how some teachers distinguish their support for certain forms of student diversity from curriculum diversity, such as accommodating bilingual education"--From publisher description.
Subject Multicultural education -- United States.
Children of minorities -- Education -- United States.
Cultural pluralism -- United States.
ISBN 9780807753859 hardcover : cover alkaline paper
0807753858 hardcover : cover alkaline paper
9780807753842 paperback alkaline paper
080775384X paperback alkaline paper
OCLC number 806456185