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Moments of social inclusion and exclusion race, class, and cultural capital in family-school relationships
This article presents a case study of parents' involvement with their third-grade children. Using interviews and classroom observations, the research revealed how some black parents, deeply concemedExpand
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From Social Ties to Social Capital: Class Differences in the Relations Between Schools and Parent Networks
Focusing on parental networks—a central dimension of social capital—this article uses ethnographic data to examine social-class differences in the relations between families and schools. We detailExpand
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Reassessing the Burden of 'acting white': The importance of peer groups in managing academic success
In 1986 Fordham and Ogbu introduced the idea that black students continue to underperform in school because of their cultural opposition to acting white. This notion of the burden of acting white andExpand
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“Hey, Those Shoes Are Out of Uniform”: African American Girls in an Elite High School and the Importance of Habitus
We examine how race and class influenced the lives of six African American high school seniors who attended a predominantly white, elite, independent secondary school. Race and class contributed toExpand
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Perils and Promises: Middle-Class Parental Involvement in Urban Schools
Given recent trends, middle-class families may become an increasing presence in urban districts. Such parents could help secure badly needed resources and raise expectations. This study of parentalExpand
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Choosing selves: the salience of parental identity in the school choice process
With the proliferation of choice policies in education, parents are increasingly positioned as ‘consumers’ tasked with choosing the ‘best’ school for their children. Yet a large body of research hasExpand
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The Interactive Effects of Race and Class in Educational Research: Theoretical Insights from the Work of Pierre Bourdieu.
How race and class affect the life chances of young people has been an issue of central importance to social scientists (Alexander, Pallas & Holupka, 1987; Baker & Velez, 1996; Hearn, 1984, 1991;Expand
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Redefining Campus: Urban Universities and the Idea of Place.
By developing community-university relationships, the urban university expands and improves upon the idea of 'place' as conceived of in the collegiate ideal.
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Structure, Standpoint and Practices: The Construction and Meaning of the Boundaries of Blackness for African-American Female High School Seniors in the College Choice Process.
This qualitative study examined the role played by race in the college choice behavior of a group of minority females. It examines the college aspirations and decision making processes of BlackExpand
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Parents, Principals, and Power: A Historical Case Study of “Managing” Parental Involvement
Scholarship on parent–principal relationships often ignores how some parental involvement can create challenges for school leaders. We analyze parent–principal relationships at an urban public K–8Expand
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