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School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling / Edition 1
     

School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling / Edition 1

by Wendy Luttrell
 

ISBN-10: 0415910129

ISBN-13: 9780415910125

Pub. Date: 05/21/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

School-smart and Mother-wise illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances that led them to drop out of school. Now enrolled in adult

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School-smart and Mother-wise illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances that led them to drop out of school. Now enrolled in adult education programs, they seek more than a diploma: respect, recognition, and a public identity. Drawing upon the life stories of these women, Wendy Luttrell sensitively describes and analyzes the politics and psychodynamics that shape working-class life, schooling, and identity. She examines the paradox of women's education, particularly the relationship between schooling and mothering, and offers practical suggestions for school reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415910125
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/21/1997
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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