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Book Title: Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools|
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v The author of the book: Peter W. Cookson Jr.
Edition: Teachers College Press
Date of issue: September 25th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780807754528
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Read full description of the books Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools:The promise of upward mobility is fundamental to the American Dream. Most people believe that education and hard work are the keys to success, but there is mounting evidence that this is not the case. "Class Rules" challenges the popular myth that high schools are the Great Equalizers.
In this groundbreaking book, Cookson reveals why education reproduces inequality with clockwork precision. He shows that WHERE students go to high school⎯not their grades, test scores, or other achievements⎯is a powerful and lasting influence on their social-class trajectories.
Cookson documents how high schools create enduring inequality through their socialization processes. He compares the cultures and curricula of five high schools that have contrasting social class compositions: an elite boarding school and public schools in a wealthy suburb, a middle-class neighborhood, a working-class rural community, and a low-income urban community. He describes how the structure, rites of passage, and class consciousness in each school reproduce social-class inequality. He offers a breakthrough social/psychological theory of how adolescents acquire class consciousness, and shows how class structure and inequality are “baked into” the system.
The book offers a fresh vision of an equitable and dynamic system of schools based on the full democratic rights of students. It is designed to help educators, policymakers, and others recognize the magnitude of the problem and confront the serious ways that social-class inequality shapes the culture and structure of high schools. It calls for a national mission of equity of educational opportunity.
Read information about the authorPeter W. Cookson, Jr. is the author or co-author of over fifteen books about social inequality, education and the American upper class. Currently, he is managing director of Education Sector in Washington, D.C., and teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University and Georgetown University. He is also president of Ideas without Borders, an educational consulting firm specializing in 21st century education, technology and human rights.
Peter's book "Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools" is widely recognized as a sociological classic. His recent book "Sacred Trust: A Children’s Education Bill of Rights" captures his commitment to social equality. His latest book "Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools" examines the powerful effects of social class on education.
"The Red Cadillac" is his memoir of the pain and humor of growing up in the topsy-turvy world of show business, poverty and old money.
He holds a Ph.D. in the sociology of education from New York University, a Certificate of Advanced Study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Masters Degree in ethics and world religions from the Yale Divinity School.
He writes and blogs regularly, most frequently at http://www.quickanded.com.
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