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ERIC Number: EJ365550
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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The Belly of the Beast: On Cultural Differences, Castelike Status, and the Politics of Schools.
D'Amato, John
Anthropology and Education Quarterly, v18 n4 p357-60 Dec 1987
This commentary points out problems with the cultural difference and castelike theories of minority group school failure. It can be shown that both have some merit if studies are conducted of the reasons why children enjoy some classes which fit their peer group dynamics and reject those which do not. (VM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Special issue on Explaining the School Performance of Minority Students.