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Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School

ISBN : 9780190634445

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¥3,839
Author: 
Jessica McCrory Calarco
Pages
272 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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In Negotiating Opportunities, Jessica McCrory Calarco traces class differences in student behaviors from their origins at home to their consequences in school and demonstrates how complex interactions between children, parents, and teachers collectively contribute to classroom inequality. Drawing on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, she reveals that middle-class students secure advantages over their working-class peers by requesting support in excess of what is fair or required and by persuading teachers to grant their requests.

Index: 

Introduction
1 Coached for the Classroom
2 Inconsistent Curriculum
3 Seeking Assistance
4 Seeking Accommodations
5 Seeking Attention
6 Responses and Ramifications
7 Alternative Explanations
Conclusion
Reference List
Methodological Appendix

About the author: 

Jessica McCrory Calarco is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Indiana University.

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