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Social class and educational inequality : the impact of parents and schools

Author: Iram Siraj; Aziza Mayo
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"Social class is often seen as an intractable barrier to success, yet a number of children from disadvantaged backgrounds still manage to show resilience and succeed against the odds. This book presents the findings from 50 Child and Family Case Studies (CFCS) conducted with 13-16 year olds. The authors look specifically at the roles that people and experiences - at home, in schools and in the wider community - have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Siraj, Iram.
Social class and educational inequality.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013049911
(OCoLC)871343594
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iram Siraj; Aziza Mayo
ISBN: 9781316008072 131600807X 9781316003572 1316003574
OCLC Number: 881165567
Notes: Measures of early home learning environments.
Awards: Winner of Society for Educational Studies Book Prize 2015.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 321 pages .)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Child and family case studies in the context of the EPPSE study; 2. Studying learning life-courses; 3. Methods and sample of the child and family case studies; 4. Cultural repertoires of child-rearing across and within social classes; 5. Children as active agents of their own learning; 6. Powerful parenting and home learning; 7. Parenting towards higher aspirations; 8. Inspiring success in the early years and school environment; 9. Gateways to enhanced social, cultural and emotional capital; 10. Concluding discussion: promoting agency and advocacy.
Responsibility: Iram Siraj, Aziza Mayo.

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This book examines the impact that parents and schools have on disadvantaged children who perform against the odds.  Read more...

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