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Description - School-smart and Mother-wise by Wendy Luttrell

Illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In the text working-class women - black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern - recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances that led them to become "dropouts." No longer dropouts, they describe how adult education programmes helped them obtain more than a diploma; self-confidence and a belief in their own intelligence. Drawing upon the life stories of these women, Wendy Luttrell describes and analyzes the politics and psychodynamics that shape working-class life, schooling, and identity. She examines the relationship between schooling and mothering, offering practical suggestions for school reform.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415910125
ISBN-10: 0415910129
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wendy Luttrell

at Duke University.

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