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ERIC Number: EJ615771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
The Use and Abuse of Labels: The Concept of a Culture of Poverty and Compensatory Education.
Watras, Joseph
Educational Foundations, v14 n3 p63-81 Sum 2000
Problematizes several common labels, noting that while labels designating social categories may prevent people from understanding other people, they can be beneficial. The article explores how some labels (at-risk, culturally deprived, and culture of poverty) have become widely used and how they have impacted thinking and social policy, noting how labels can also work to mobilize positive social action. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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