OverviewPART I: SOCIAL CONTEXT OF U.S. SCHOOLING: MINORITY EXPERIENCE. 1. Minority Status and Marginalization. 2. Power, Disparity, and Expectations Collide: Minority Family Attitudes, Academic Expectations, and Treatment in Schools. 3. School Climate: Effects on Minority Student Achievement and Socio-emotional Adjustment. 4. Teaching: Power to Influence. PART II: MINORITY VOICES: NARRATIVES FOR GAINING CULTURAL INSIGHT. 5. Learning from Native American Stories. 6. Learning from Asian American Stories. 7. Learning from Latino/a Stories. 8. Learning from African American Stories. 9. Learning from Poor and Working Class Stories. 10. Learning from Girls' and Women's Stories. 11. Learning from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Individuals' Stories. 12. Learning from Stories of People with Disabilities. PART III: PROMOTING CHANGE AND ACHIEVEMENT. 13. Understanding the Achievement Gap between Minority and Dominant Culture Students: Stratification Effects 14. Transforming Knowledge: A Primary Form of Teacher Advocacy. 15. Moving from Knower to Doer: Advocacy for Educators. Index.