By Peter W. Cookson Jr.
Class Rules challenges the preferred fantasy that prime colleges are the “Great Equalizers.” In his groundbreaking research, Cookson demonstrates that teens suffer various category rites of passage reckoning on the social-class composition of the highschool they attend. Drawing on tales of faculties and person scholars, the writer exhibits that where a scholar is going to highschool is a tremendous impression on his or her social category trajectory. Class Rules is a penetrating, unique exam of the position schooling performs in blockading upward mobility for lots of little ones. It deals a compelling imaginative and prescient of an equitable procedure of colleges according to the whole democratic rights of students.
- Provides a clean, dynamic approach of knowing academic inequality and social reproduction.
- Offers a leap forward social/psychological conception of the way youth gather classification consciousness.
- Compares the cultures and curricula of 5 American excessive colleges concentrating on the category composition in their students.
“This hugely readable and unique e-book illuminates why we don’t have open category battle in our society, regardless of large inequalities. Peter Cookson exhibits how colleges reproduce sessions via institutional practices that forge class-based awareness. He additionally indicates how schooling may be changed.”
—Caroline Hodges Persell, professor emerita of sociology, manhattan University
“Cookson does a very good activity of studying the strong forces in our faculties that make stronger the racial, ethnic, and social-class buildings our state hopes to beat. Breaking out of one’s social type was once continuously demanding yet could now be tougher than in past many years. Cookson reminds us of what excessive colleges should be, the good equalizers, associations for selling America’s most interesting values.”
—David Berliner, Regents’ professor emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton academics collage, Arizona country University
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There are many ways in which young people are socialized; adolescents are socialized by their family, their neighborhoods, other students, and a myriad of factors that shape their social experience. Moreover, these experiences are filtered through socially constructed identities such as gender, race, and ethnicity. People are complex. But within this observation is another story that is seldom told. As different as we are, we are also similar in many ways—we tend to reflect the values, dispositions, and beliefs of the class into which we are born.
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Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools by Peter W. Cookson Jr.