ERIC Number: EJ606063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
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Searching for a Path Out of Poverty: Exploring the Achievement Ideology of a Rural Community College.
Valadez, James R.
Adult Education Quarterly, v50 n3 p212-30 May 2000
Using Bourdieu's concept of habitus, a study of 13 rural African-American women examined their experience in a community college work education program. Some resisted the program's ideological message in the context of a community offering few prospects for long-term employment. The program emphasized compliance, passivity, and rules rather than the critical thinking needed in the postindustrial workplace. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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