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Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This new edition contextualizes Lareau's original ethnography in a discussion of the most pressing issues facing educators at the beginning of the new millennium.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.66(d)|
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Foreword by Julia Wrigley
Social Class and Parent Intervention in Schooling
What Do Teachers Want From Parents?
Separation Between Family and School: Colton
Interconnectedness Between Family and School: Prescott
Mothers and Fathers: Gender Differences in Parent Involvement in Schooling
Why Does Social Class Influence Parent Involvement in Schooling?
Educational Profits: The Positive Impact of Parental Involvement on Children's School Careers
Social Class Differences in Inter-Institutional Linkages
Appendix: Common Problems in Fieldwork: A Personal Essay
What People are Saying About This
"Home Advantage" is the most compelling empirical illustration I have found of the concept of cultural capital. It is a rich book to teach, and in the stratification course in which I used it, the students considered it the best of the books they were assigned.
"Home Advantage" is a superb empiical study of family-school relations. The nuanced analysis, especially of the dynamics of social class, has given this work the well-earned status of a classic whose insights are of lasting value.
"Home Advantage" is already a classic in the sociology of education. It is theoretically rich and its findings are profound. It is also a model of excellence for qualitative research methods.
"Home Advantage" is a marvelous tool for teaching about both the dynamics of school-family linkages and the realities of the process of social research. The book invariably triggers spirited discussions amongstudents, and has a lasting influence on how they think about the sociology of education and about research.
Aaron M. Pallas