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ERIC Number: EJ1146946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
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"The Children Have Only Got One Education and You Have to Make Sure It's a Good One": Parenting and Parent-School Relations in a Neoliberal Age
Vincent, Carol
Gender and Education, v29 n5 p541-557 2017
This article draws on data from 20 years of qualitative projects with parents to discuss and analyse four issues. The first is the apparent responsibilities of parents to deliver both the school and home setting which will provide "the best" for their children. Second, the gendering of parental responsibilities. Third, I investigate how class and ethnicity shape parents' relationships with educational institutions. Drawing on Bourdieu's conceptual framework, I consider how parents' habitus and the forms and volumes of capital they both possess and can activate inform their struggles for position in the field of schooling. Fourth, I seek to complicate the binary between middle-class and working-class parents with the former commonly assumed to be powerful and effective in the field of schooling, and the latter powerless and ineffective. I conclude by considering the direction of future research on home-school relations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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