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Equal access to education is an important American ideal, yet for many years it has been unavailable to a large number of Americans living in impoverished communities. Biddle gives an insightful progress report on today's educational system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415928410
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/30/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce J. Biddle is Professor of Psychology and Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. A graduate of Antioch College, he spent a year studying sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and then completed his Ph.D. (social psychology) at the University of Michigan. His research focuses largely on role theory, the role of the teacher, classroom interaction, adolescent decision making, the utilization of research knowledge in education, and the recent attack on public education in America.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface vii
Preface ix
Chapter 1 Poverty, Ethnicity, and Achievement in American Schools 1
Chapter 2 First Person Plural: Education as Public Property 31
Chapter 3 Poverty, Welfare Reform, and Children's Achievement 49
Chapter 4 Linking Bourdieu's Concept of Capital to the Broader Field: The Case of Family-School Relationships 77
Chapter 5 Defensive Network Orientations as Internalized Oppression: How Schools Mediate the Influence of Social Class on Adolescent Development 101
Chapter 6 Family Disadvantage, the Self, and Academic Achievement 133
Chapter 7 Policy, Poverty, and Capable Teaching: Assumptions and Issues in Policy Design 175
Chapter 8 Social Class, Poverty, and Schooling: Social Contexts, Educational Practices, and Policy Options 213
List of Contributors 243
Index 247
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