Selecting “Good” Schools in the United States and South Africa

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199899630
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199951147 | DOI:
Selecting “Good” Schools in the United States and South Africa

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This chapter describes the research settings: eight multi-racial and –ethnic schools located in two U.S. and two South African cities. Half of these schools are mixed race and white-dominant; the half are mixed race (with one exception) and predominantly of color. All are considered relatively “good” schools in their local contexts. However, the educational experiences of the different social groups within vary—in some cases quite drastically. The chapter also provides details of the mixed research methods utilized, including surveys, ethnography and interviews.

Keywords: multi-racial schools; mixed methods; ethnography; interviews; surveys

Chapter.  10340 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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