Going Public: Schooling for a Diverse Democracy

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By undertaking to educate every single American child all the way through high school, the United States has set for itself a goal unrivaled by any other country in the world. But this goal has run full tilt into a heated debate about what we teach diverse children about our history, language, and literature.

Arguments for and against multicultural education, according to Judith Renyi, Director of Collaboratives for Humanities and Arts Teaching (CHART), have too often been debated in a historical vacuum. Going Public is an unprecedented attempt to provide the historical context of the struggle for diverse curricula in American public schools. It also interprets the teachings of our schools in surprising ways.

Dr. Renyi offers an eloquent and wide-ranging look at how our educational goals have changed over the past century, as well as a prescription for how they must continue to change through the millennium if we are to accomplish the ambitious task of fully educating the poorest quarter of our nation. She also provides perhaps the most informed overview to date of the multicultural education debate—of the formation and reformation of the canon, the call for a return to basics, and the politics of inclusion. She ends with a powerful argument for a generous, diverse curriculum that reflects our radical national experiment in educating all our citizens through high school—for changing the “what” and “how” of education to engage the new “whom.”

With erudition and sensitivity—combined with firsthand knowledge from visits to hundreds of elementary and secondary school classrooms across the country—Renyi offers historical perspective as well as humane solutions.


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As the Director of CHART (Collaboratives for Humanities and Arts Teaching), Judith Renyi has spent the last ten years helping teachers and schools across the country implement new multicultural curricula specifically designed to engage and empower our most impoverished students.

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Yet another call to retool the American classroom, but this time preceded by a thoughtful review of the historical forces at work in the schools. Philadelphia-based R‚nyi is the director of CHART (Collaboratives for Humanities and Arts Teaching). When public schooling took hold in the US a little more than 150 years ago, the immigrant poor were not expected to finish the six or eight years of education available. It was assumed they would quickly drop out and go to work. According to the author, when education through high school became compulsory--generally after WW II--it ignited confusion and controversies that continue today. R‚nyi explores many of those issues, ranging from the Protestant religious tradition that helped to mold public schools through the dilution of the curriculum and the ``bland pudding'' of present-day textbooks to the attention-getting squabbles over bilingual education and multiculturalism at every level of education. Her careful examination of the radical changes in types of immigrants and patterns of socialization shows that earlier waves of immigrants were not only more closely attuned to the German/British style of education but were not expected to benefit fully from public education until the second or third generation. R‚nyi finds that new immigrants--and African-Americans--bring to schools a determined ethnicity that is unwilling to blend into the mythic melting pot. The argument over multicultural vs. traditional education is, the author says, ``...class warfare disguised as ideology.'' Nevertheless, she holds that a broad umbrella of traditional values--liberty and justice among them--can encompass a multitude of cultural reference points, teaching styles, and resources without relinquishing rigorous standards. A sometimes moving, sometimes illuminating, but often unfocused commentary--one that wants to de-emphasize ideology and that applauds the skilled, imaginative teacher tuned into the potential of curious children, whatever their ethnic backgrounds. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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