Dividing Classes

Kobo ebook | March 1, 2003

byBrantlinger, Ellen

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"Dividing Classes" offers a first-hand, ethnographic account to examine the relationship between social class structures and educational success. Instead of studying the historically marginalized lower classes, this book asserts the need to look beyond poor peoples' values and aspirations and consider the values of dominant groups to explain the reproduction of social class. Drawing on interviews with 31 administrators, principals, and teachers and 20 middle class mothers in a small Indiana town in which the author lives, Ellen Brantlinger discovers the considerable power the middle class wields in determining school policy and practice to secure educational advantages for their children. With the insight gained from this perspective, the roots of increasingly conservative educational policy and the idea of class as an organizing category in education are critically examined.

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"Dividing Classes" offers a first-hand, ethnographic account to examine the relationship between social class structures and educational success. Instead of studying the historically marginalized lower classes, this book asserts the need to look beyond poor peoples' values and aspirations and consider the values of dominant groups to e...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:RoutledgeFalmerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0203465474

ISBN - 13:9780203465479

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