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ERIC Number: EJ797200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Middle-Classness and Whiteness in Parents' Responses to Multiculturalism: A Study of One School
Levine-Rasky, Cynthia
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n2 p459-490 2008
Since its founding in 1941 until the 1980s, "Pinecrest" School was dominated by children from "Baywoods," an economically privileged and largely Jewish neighbourhood. In the late 1980s, the population of the school changed to include children of immigrants in an adjacent neighbourhood, "Kerrydale." Seeking to protect their children's cultural capital and class advantages, the Baywoods parents' response involved the construction of fundamental difference and concerns about effects on school quality. The responses were interrupted by dilemma and ambivalence. They are read through the intersections of middle-class formation and whiteness in terms of three dimensions: practice, relationality, and maintenance. (Contains 1 table and 10 notes.) [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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