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Hila Hagage Baikovich; Miri Yemini – Educational Review, 2024
Work-related temporary migration became more common recently among privileged groups of global professionals. This globally mobile middle-class cohort typically place their children in international schools. Such international schools usually teach in English, follow a different curriculum from local schools, and have a wide cultural mix. Our…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, International Schools, Foreign Countries, Migration
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Yueyan Tang; Marybel Robledo Gonzalez; Gedeon O. Deák – Developmental Science, 2024
Acquisition of visual attention-following skills, notably gaze- and point-following, contributes to infants' ability to share attention with caregivers, which in turn contributes to social learning and communication. However, the development of gaze- and point-following in the first 18 months remains controversial, in part because of different…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Nonverbal Communication, Longitudinal Studies, Infants
Rebecca Adams – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Family engagement has long been held as an important component of the educational experience for our students. This study is about how schools tend to aim towards the middle when looking to engage families in their child's school life, and future implications for how educators need to shift from the lens of the middle-class to reach our…
Descriptors: Parents, Public Schools, Family Involvement, Experience
Landon Fichtner – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This research focuses on the social pressures experienced by parents at schools identified as middle class across southern California. The literature review of school finances, the LCFF, funding levels, and studies stretches all the way back to the Coleman report. Within this vast body of prior research remained a void in the data. This missing…
Descriptors: Expectation, Middle Class, Parents, Social Influences
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Brant, James Michael – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2023
Our world has become starkly inequitable with 0.01% of the population owning 11% of all wealth, 1% owning 38% of all wealth, 10% owning 76% of all wealth, and the lower 50% owning almost nothing. Amongst all of these, there is a group of the most vulnerable, the most underserved, and ironically the most silent because, for the most part, they…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adoption, Social Change, Feasibility Studies
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Anders Vassenden; Marte Mangset – Sociological Methods & Research, 2024
In Goffman's terms, qualitative interviews are social encounters with their own realities. Hence, the 'situational critique' holds that interviews cannot produce knowledge about the world beyond these encounters, and that other methods, ethnography in particular, render lived life more accurately. The situational critique cannot be dismissed; yet…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Interviews, Middle Class
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Iskra Iveljic – Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 2024
The author analyses the education of aristocracy in Croatia and Slavonia from the late 18th century until 1918. Education played a vital role in the mindset and lifestyle of aristocracy, and in retaining its elite position in the political, social, cultural, economic and military aspect, to name just some. Aristocrats were trained to become the…
Descriptors: Social Class, Educational Practices, Private Education, Tutors
LaCognata, Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The purpose of this dissertation was to understand the financial aid personnel's perspective on the impacts of middle-income student loan borrowing. Student loan borrowing is a concern for many due to the current debt reaching extraordinary amounts. This research explored the impacts specifically on middle-income students as opposed to low- or…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, School Personnel, Attitudes, Middle Class
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Mansaray, Ayo – Research Papers in Education, 2022
Research indicates that white middle-class families' engagement with urban schools in gentrifying localities is often characterised by strategies of dominance and control, which support claims of belonging and identity, as well as securing educational advantage for their children. This is referred as 'class colonisation' or 'school…
Descriptors: Whites, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Family School Relationship
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Cleroux, Angelina; Peck, Joann; Friedman, Ori – Developmental Psychology, 2022
Although people take care of their own possessions, they also engage in stewardship and take care of things they do not own. Here, we examined what young children infer when they observe stewardship behavior of an object. Through four experiments on predominantly middle-class Canadian children (total N = 350, 168 girls and 182 boys from a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Psychological Patterns, Ownership, Inferences
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Price, Colin B.; Price-Mohr, Ruth – Education 3-13, 2023
This study investigates computer programming ('coding') activities of Primary School Children; we ask if there is evidence of gender differences in their coding activities. The research took place in an English urban school with around 180 children on role, mostly from a middle-class social background. The study involved a class of 17 boys and 15…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Programming, Urban Schools
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Shani Adia Evans – Urban Education, 2024
This interview study examines the school choices of white middle class parents who live in a large Northeastern city. Interviewees identify as progressive urbanites and express an appreciation for racial diversity. Simultaneously, interviewees draw on anti-Black stereotypes when evaluating school options and avoiding majority Black schools. While…
Descriptors: Parents, Whites, Middle Class, Urban Areas
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Julia Fuoco; Nina Howe; Sandra Della Porta; Hildy S. Ross – Early Education and Development, 2024
This study investigated parents' and siblings' knowledge use during naturalistic teaching episodes in the home. Thirty-seven middle-class families were observed for six 90-minute sessions (siblings aged 4 and 6 years). Parent and sibling teaching sequences were coded for knowledge type (conceptual, procedural), conceptual subcategories (social…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Parents as Teachers, Foreign Countries, Siblings
Ramsey, Kellie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2023
From conversations in school hallways, to SEPTA meetings, to parking lots and church benches, Black middle-class parents have engaged in talk of disillusionment with the IEP development process for their special needs child. Previous literature has provided limited insight into the navigational capital of Black middle-class parents in the special…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Middle Class, Parent Participation
Misty L. Cook – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This qualitative study, limited to only three female participants and bounded by proximity, sought to provide a better understanding of how the social class background of teachers may impact pedagogy. Utilizing Crenshaw's intersectionality of identity lens and Bourdieu's Cultural Reproduction Theory, this research focused on a social…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Middle Class, Working Class, Teacher Influence
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