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Social Class and School Knowledge Notes

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Social Class & School Knowledge Notes: - in advanced industrial societies such as Canada and the U.S., where the class structure is relatively fluid, students of different social class backgrounds are still likely to be exposed to qualitatively different types of educational knowledge (1). o Students from higher social class backgrounds may be exposed to legal, medical, or managerial knowledge, for example, while those of the working classes may be offered a more “practical” curriculum (e.g., clerical knowledge, vocational training). - even in an elementary school context, where there is a fairly "standardized" curriculum, social stratification of knowledge is possible.
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Unformatted text preview: Methodology-Gathered in an investigation of curriculum, pedagogy, and pupil evaluation practices in 5 elementary schools differentiated by social class (2).-Methods to gather data: Classroom observation; informal and formal interview of students, teachers, principals, and district administrative staff; and assessment of curriculum and other materials in each classroom and school-3 Aspects of Production Determining Social Class: the system of ownership of physical and cultural capital, to the structure of authority at work and in society, and to the content and process of one's own work activity (2)....
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