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Dividing Classes

How the Middle Class Negotiates and Rationalizes School Advantage

Dividing Classes 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--and rather to consider the values of dominant groups--to explain class stratification and educational outcomes.
Taylor and Francis; April 2013
240 pages; ISBN 9781136284373
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Title: Dividing Classes
Author: Ellen Brantlinger