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ERIC Number: EJ881886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Parents' Roles in Mediating and Buffering the Implementation of an Urban School Reform
Martinez-Cosio, Maria
Education and Urban Society, v42 n3 p283-306 2010
This article presents an analysis of a Latino parent group and an African American parent group in California who struggled to engage with a contentious urban school reform. Using Bourdieu's cultural capital framework, the study focuses on the institutional responses to parent involvement, and the inequality in access that occurs as capital from different parent groups is validated or dismissed. Findings suggest that researchers also focus on school district responses to parents' efforts at engagement and help highlight institutional obstacles. (Contains 1 table and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California