Class Work: Mothers' Involvement in Their Children's Primary Schooling

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Education - 198 pages
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This text looks at the ways in which women as mothers are positioned in society in terms of ethnicity, social class and marital status. Using case study material the author expands her assessment to analyse the way women's educational experience influences their involvement in their children's schooling. The book examines the support of the mother in her child's schooling to reveal the part she plays in social reproduction and to recognize her centrality to an understanding of social class. The book should be of interest to undergraduates in the sociology of education, gender studies, and to those studying PGCE primary education.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Mothers in Parental Involvement
7
A Different Version
15
Chapter 4 Mothers and their Childrens Schools
36
The Influence of History and Geography
48
Chapter 6 A Labour of Love
70
Chapter 7 Just Talking to the Teacher?
101
Chapter 8 Social Whirls and Domestic Routines
125
Chapter 10 The Conclusion
158
Appendix 1 Educational Qualifications and Material Circumstances of Mothers at Milner
165
Appendix 2 Educational Qualifications and Material Circumstances of Mothers at Oak Park
167
Appendix 3 Teacher Assessment of Childrens Ability and Extent of Formal Education Outside State Schooling
168
Appendix 4 NFER Test Results and Extent of Formal Education Outside State Schooling
169
References
170
Index
186
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Chapter 9 Men on the Margins
145

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