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Author Feinstein, L.

Title Education and the family : passing success across the generations / Leon Feinstein, Kathryn Duckworth and Ricardo Sabates.

Published London : Routledge, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail High Use  379.26 FEIN  TWO HOUR LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Foundations and futures of education.
Foundations and futures of education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Understanding and conceptualising the importance of education 9 -- 2 Understanding the importance of parents' education 11 -- 3 Conceptualising the influence of parents' education: a framework for analysis 23 -- Part II Influence of parents' education: a review of the evidence 43 -- 4 Importance of what goes on in the family 45 -- 5 Internal features of the family environment 73 -- 6 Distal family factors 96 -- 7 Importance of other developmental contexts 115 -- Part III Policy and the wider responsibilities of education: early preventive action 135 -- 8 A framework for supporting resilience in childhood 137 -- 9 Implications of the ecological model of home-school interaction for policy development 168.
Summary "The educational achievement of parents is often reflected in that of their children and there are many underlying causes for such a relationship. Education and the Family argues that government policy has an important role to play in addressing this inequality even though many of the causes lie within the home. Although each child should be supported to achieve his or her objectives, differences in the willingness or capabilities of families to take advantage of educational opportunities exacerbate social class differences and limit actual equality of opportunity for many. Understanding the causes of this transmission is key to tackling both social class inequality and to expanding the skill base of the economy.By providing an overview of academic and policy thinking in relation to the role of the family, this book explores the educational success of children. It focuses on the education of the parents but also considers how the family - compared to wider, external influences such as schools - is a driver of differences in educational outcomes. It concludes with a consideration of what policy-makers are attempting to do about this key issue and why, and how this will impact on schools and teachers."--Publisher's website.
Other author Duckworth, Kathryn.
Sabates, Ricardo.
Subject Educational equalization -- Great Britain.
Home and school -- Great Britain.
Parents -- Education -- Great Britain.
Parental influences -- Great Britain.
Success -- Great Britain.
Educational sociology -- Great Britain.
ISBN 9780415396363 (hbk.)
0415396360 (hbk.)
9780415396370 (paperback)
0415396379 (paperback)
9780203894927 (ebk.)
0203894928 (ebk.)