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ERIC Number: EJ880014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Parental Practices and Educational Achievement: Social Class, Race, and "Habitus"
Bodovski, Katerina
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v31 n2 p139-156 Mar 2010
A large, nationally representative database of American elementary school students was used to quantitatively assess the complex ways in which race intersects with social class, affecting parenting strategies that in turn produce various educational outcomes among children. The determinants and consequences of parental practices associated with middle-class families--what Lareau terms "concerted cultivation"--among White and African American students were examined. The findings reveal that cultural differences in child-rearing occur along class, race, and gender boundaries. (Contains 3 notes, 4 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A