Thursday, 22 October 2015

Class, Race, and Gender in American Education by Lois Weis

This book investigates various factors within the education sectors, focusing on race, gender, class and background experiences which are discussed by scholars who have had experience within the mainstream as well the acute traditions within the education sector. It comes to a conclusion that class, race and gender within the American academic environment represent ‘ground breaking’ impressions on issues and contemporary approaches within this field. 

In addition to this, this reading material syndicates a mixture of these issues in order to inspect the method in which used to bond school experiences with links to the individual divergent racial and class backgrounds, starting from their earliest childhood experiences through to their adult university years. Lastly this book provides prised ethnographic as well as statistical analysis which integrates vital contemporary theoretical disputes, highlighting predominantly debates amongst structuralists and culturalists.

Weis, L. (1988). Class, race, and gender in American education. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.

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