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Dividing Classes: How the Middle Class Negotiates and Rationalizes School Advantage
     

Dividing Classes: How the Middle Class Negotiates and Rationalizes School Advantage

by Ellen Brantlinger
 

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In this study of the school system of an Indiana town, Ellen Brantlinger studies educational expectations within segments of the middle class that have fairly high levels of attainment. Building on her findings, she examines the relationship between class structure and educational success. This book asserts the need to look beyond poor peoples' values and aspirations-

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In this study of the school system of an Indiana town, Ellen Brantlinger studies educational expectations within segments of the middle class that have fairly high levels of attainment. Building on her findings, she examines the relationship between class structure and educational success. This book asserts the need to look beyond poor peoples' values and aspirations--and rather to consider the values of dominant groups--to explain class stratification and educational outcomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136284373
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
1,026,933
File size:
823 KB

Meet the Author

Ellen Brantlinger is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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