Class Work: Mothers' Involvement in Their Children's Primary Schooling
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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Chapter 1 Introduction
Mothers in Parental Involvement
A Different Version
Chapter 4 Mothers and their Childrens Schools
The Influence of History and Geography
Chapter 6 A Labour of Love
Chapter 7 Just Talking to the Teacher?
Chapter 8 Social Whirls and Domestic Routines
Chapter 10 The Conclusion
Appendix 1 Educational Qualifications and Material Circumstances of Mothers at Milner
Appendix 2 Educational Qualifications and Material Circumstances of Mothers at Oak Park
Appendix 3 Teacher Assessment of Childrens Ability and Extent of Formal Education Outside State Schooling
Appendix 4 NFER Test Results and Extent of Formal Education Outside State Schooling
Chapter 9 Men on the Margins
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