Education and the Family
Passing Success Across the Generations
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Education and the Family by Leon Feinstein
Book DescriptionWhy it is that success, deprivation or disadvantage are so often passed down intergenerationally? What part does education play? 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. This book will interest researchers and academics in education and social policy, as well as teachers and other education and social policy practitioners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415396363
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leon Feinstein
Reducing Inequalities, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Leon Feinstein
Reducing Inequalities offers an understanding of the complex dynamics of inherited disadvantage and inequality, with the hope that future policies and practice interventions will narrow the gap
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Author Biography - Leon Feinstein
Leon Feinstein is Professor of Education Social Policy and Director, Kathryn Duckworth is Research Officer and Ricardo Sabates is Senior Research Officer, all at the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
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