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ERIC Number: EJ728780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
"Not Too Late to Take the Sanitation Test": Notes of a Non-Gifted Academic from the Working Class
Borkowski, David
College Composition and Communication, v56 n1 p94-123 Sep 2004
Working-class academic narratives reveal a number of common themes, like dual estrangement and internalized class conflict. A less popularized motif is the bookish child who is catapulted out of her working-class origins. But some working-class academics, like myself, were not academically ambitious as children. I am a nontraditional working-class academic, and my distance from narratives of "gifted" ascent may actually bring me closer to my students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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