Search results for: Social classes
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This paper shows how young people in a Swedish upper-secondary school negotiate identities through social relations in a particular part of a school corridor that they call the ‘immigrant corner’. However, the ‘immigrant corner’ is not only a place where identifications are performed, it is also a place that gives rise to discussions and challenges of the school’s official integration policy. Thus, the place affects those who usually sit there as well as those who do not, and is therefore important for discussions on integration issues on a local, national, European and global level. With regard to place and space, the article outlines and applies the young people’s identity formations, as well as their discussions about integration issues with help from the concept of power geometry – that is, networks of social/power relations.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2015
The authors argue that a popular explanation for the inequality in the access to the nation’s most selective colleges is that low-income students undermatch by attending less selective colleges when their credentials predict admission to more highly selective colleges. They identify three problematic assumptions in research on undermatching.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2014
This article describes a vision of social class–sensitive pedagogy aimed at disrupting endemic classism in schools. The authors claim that educators may unwittingly alienate the very students they hope to inspire, cause for serious inquiry into what a social class–sensitive pedagogy might entail. This manuscript highlights five interrelated principles that provide insights to what research tells us and how it can be used in K–12 and teacher education.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013
The author discusses schooling in the neighbourhoods typically associated with problems and challenges, in order to explore young people’s responses to their schooling and social positions.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
Assessing Neighborhood Racial Segregation and Macroeconomic Effects in the Education of African Americans
The triangulated approach of this review assesses (a) the association of a neighborhood’s racial segregation and low level of economic resources to less academic success, (b) whether certain neighborhood social processes lower children’s educational performance, and (c) if residential opportunity leads to improvements in educational performance after children leave impoverished and segregated neighborhoods for integrated and middle-class areas.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012
What Teacher Preparation Programs Can Do to Better Prepare Teachers to Meet the Challenges of Educating Students Living in Poverty
This article highlights the fact that some social issues are excluded from the teacher preparation curriculum. The author argues that if any educational reforms are to be enacted to provide students equal access to quality education, they must place more emphasis on the SES of students, coupled with a determined effort to integrate its impact on socially disadvantaged students. The article points out the necessity for changes to be made to teacher education programs in an effort to better prepare teachers to address the effects of poverty in their classroom.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
Critical Liberal Education: An Undergraduate Pedagogy for Teacher Candidates in Socially Diverse University Settings
The current paper addresses the lack of attention universities have given to adjusting liberal education, the undergraduate major for teachers in California, to the increase of multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and social class heterogeneity in state universities. The paper argues for a revised pedagogy for undergraduate liberal arts education for teacher candidates in California called critical liberal education.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
This article focuses on the post-compulsory educational choices of non-heterosexual young people in Finland. The article argues that, in addition to class and gender, sexuality is another relevant factor affecting processes related to educational and career choices. Based on interviews and stories produced with young non-heterosexual people, the article analyze how gender, class and sexual orientation were constructed as meaningful in the educational choices these young people made.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
This paper examines youth mobilities in three geographic and socio-economically diverse Swedish contexts. This article draws attention to the fact that geographical mobility, as a form of human agency, is closely related to social mobility and hence to both spatial and social inequalities. Using life-history interviews and statistical data, the article examines how space, class and ethnicity are related to education and social inclusion and exclusion as young people are spatially situated yet move, desire to move, dream about moving, seek to move and fail to move, as they migrate through, in and out of social communities.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
Through theoretically driven case studies, the research reported here considers the ways in which students in different social class settings are inducted into school knowledge. The paper brings to the centre the social class positioning of teachers in considering their role in schooling processes. The central question of the paper is whether the authors can establish a relationship between teachers' own social class backgrounds, their professional dispositions and their pedagogic practice.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009