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Author Farkas, George, 1946-

Title Human capital or cultural capital? : ethnicity and poverty groups in an urban school district / George Farkas.

Published New York : A. de Gruyter,c, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  370.19340973 FARK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Social institutions and social change.
Social institutions and social change.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Skills, Habits, Styles, and School Success -- 3. Family Linguistic Culture and the Child's Cognitive-Skill Development / George Farkas and Kurt Beron -- 4. Cognitive Skill and Earnings Determination / George Farkas, Paula England, Keven Vicknair and Barbara Kilbourne -- 5. The Dallas Research Setting, Data, Methods -- 6. Basic Skills -- 7. Habits and Styles -- 8. Coursework Mastery -- 9. Course Grades -- 10. Intervening to Affect the Skills, Habits, and Styles of At-Risk Students -- 11. Reading One-One / George Farkas and Keven Vicknair -- 12. Bureaucratic Politics and Instructional Service Delivery: The Central Bureaucracy Strikes Back -- Appendix: Methodology for Constructing Table 10.2.
Summary This study seeks to reorient our understanding of the early educational determinants of social stratification outcomes. It focuses on the process and consequences of unequal cognitive skill attainment for ethnic and poverty groups within our nation's cities. It draws, theoretically, on the notion that experiences at home and school create a feedback loop by which the "cultural capital" of the students (their toolkit of skills, habits, and styles with which they construct strategies of action) evolves over time and largely determines differential success in mastering the teacher-assigned coursework.
Subject Minorities -- Education -- Social aspects -- United States.
Poor -- Education -- Social aspects -- United States.
Academic achievement -- United States.
Human capital -- United States.
Educational anthropology -- United States.
Minorities -- Education -- Reading -- Texas -- Dallas -- Case studies.
Reading comprehension -- Texas -- Dallas -- Case studies.
Reading -- Remedial teaching -- Texas -- Dallas -- Case studies.
Remedial teaching -- Texas -- Dallas -- Case studies.
ISBN 0202305236 (alk. paper)
0202305244 (paperback: alk. paper)