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Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Prudence L. Carter


This book details a sociological, comparative analysis of the institutional and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and South Africa. This book details how even as discussions and approaches to educational equality differ significantly in two nations rebounding from centuries of overt practices of racial and social inequality, many everyday school exchanges and practices parallel one another. Educators in the United States and South Africa are faced with the continual challenges of how to make schools work better for all students and of how to incor ... More

Keywords: comparative research, cultural flexibility, educational equality, ethnicity, race, schools, social inequality, socio-cultural context, United States, South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199899630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prudence L. Carter, author
Stanford University