Successful Failure: The School America Builds

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SUCCESSFUL FAILURE
The School America Builds

Hervé Varenneand Ray McDermott with Shelley Goldman, Merry Naddeo, and Rosemarie Rizzo- Tolk

Westview Press

A Member of the Perseus Books Group

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One The Makings of Some Educational Facts 23
  • 1: Adam, Adam, Adam, and Adam: The Cultural Construction of a Learning Disability 25
  • 2: The Farrells and the Kinneys at Home: Literacies in Action 45
  • 3: The Voice of the Choir, the Voices in the Choir 63
  • 4: Joint Action on the Wild Side of Manhattan 86
  • 5: Racing in Place 106
  • PART TWO Education and the Making of Cultural Facts 129
  • 6: Disability as a Cultural Fact 131
  • 7: Ways with Theoretical Words Hervé Varenne and Ray McDermott 157
  • 8: Local Constructions of Educational Facts 183
  • 9: Conclusion: Beyond Explaining Why 207
  • Appendix A 219
  • Appendix B 221
  • Appendix C 235
  • References 243
  • Name Index 255
  • Subject Index 259
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