Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Negotiating OpportunitiesHow the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jessica McCrory Calarco

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190634438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190634438.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 08 April 2020

Alternative Explanations

Alternative Explanations

(p.161) Chapter 7 Alternative Explanations
Negotiating Opportunities

Jessica McCrory Calarco

Oxford University Press

Chapter 7 answers a number of lingering questions about the processes that generate inequalities in schools. Drawing both on data from the current study and on an analysis of prior research, this chapter discusses the significance of class-based strategies and how they change as students move through school. It examines how gender and race might matter in shaping students’ interactions with teachers, how class-based patterns might vary across schools with different types of characteristics, and the extent to which students might learn class-based behaviors from their peers. The findings in this chapter highlight the difficulty involved in trying to learn new class-based behaviors, either through exposure to peers or through more formal training.

Keywords:   gender, race, ethnicity, achievement, inequality, classroom, social class, middle school, peer effects, school composition

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .