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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press (January 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807751766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807751763
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #877,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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''Douglass Horsford's precise and engaging manuscript is a must-read for those who desire to understand the subtle intricacies of race, racism, and educational policy. Her efforts stand as a testament to the work that is still desperately needed in this current moment of educational policies centered in the rhetoric of 'choice,' 'competition,' and 'results-driven' education. The lesson of this manuscript is clear--despite the individual success of a select group of African-Americans, for many, our houses are still burning.'' --Teachers College Record

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Sonya Douglass Horsford is a senior resident scholar of education with the Lincy Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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By KSB on June 28, 2011
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In this book, Sonya Douglass Horsford just may have provided the necessary baton between and among generations of educators, educational administrators and education researchers. Here, she succinctly differentiates and delineates between equality, justice, desegregation, integration and opportunity in conversations around educational policies and practices. This work, rooted in the legal and historical perspectives of educating students of color explores the tension of race and education in the American culture in context. Bravo and Kudos to Dr. Horsford for this much needed and appreciated contribution to the educational literary landscape.
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"Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it" or so the saying goes. As educators become more and more desperate to find answers for how to improve education in this country, we keep grappling with solutions without knowing some of the root causes for our issues, which commonly can be found in our history. In "Learning in a Burning House", Dr. Horsford does a great job of delineating the truth about the roles desegregation and integration played in the current state of education. More importantly, she gives some viable solutions for creating equality in education for student populations found in schools all across America today.
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By SGP on March 3, 2012
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I consider myself a student of the civil and human rights movement. John Lewis' "Walking with the Wind" and King's "I Have a Dream" in particular have shaped my perspectives. In "Learning in a Burning House" Sonya Horsford has penned an important analysis of the impact of integration on education in the United States. Her work takes an important place with select others in framing the aftermath of the civil rights movement at its height in the 1960s. Alas in the end we are left knowing there is so much work yet to be done. "Learning in a Burning House" is a must read.
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By None on May 17, 2011
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I enjoyed reading this book, I just wish there was more of it. Excellent research was conducted, however, I don't feel that all of the points of the author were developed fully. I think it would make a great piece of reference material.
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Sonya Douglass Horsford is a senior resident scholar of education with The Lincy Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she focuses on the history of education in the U.S., politics of education, and role of schools in society.

Her research has been featured in journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and Journal of Negro Education. She is also editor of the book New Perspectives in Educational Leadership: Exploring Social, Political, and Community Contexts and Meaning (Peter Lang, 2010) and author of Learning in a Burning House: Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (Dis)Integration (Teachers College Press, 2011).

Horsford is the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Scholar Award by Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), an award that recognizes a pre-tenure scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of leadership, administration, or organizational theory.

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