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Crafting Legitimation Projects: An Institutional Analysis of Private Education Businesses.

Subjects: *EDUCATION; *INDIVIDUALIZED education programs; *QUALITATIVE research

  • Source: Sociological Forum. Mar2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p83-111. 29p.

  • Abstract: Institutional analyses of education systems typically assume that they secure legitimation through a process of almost unproblematic adoption of standard templates. ... Copyright of Sociological Forum is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple ...

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Emotional Safeguarding: Exploring the Nature of Middle-Class Parents' School Involvement Emotional Safeguarding: Exploring the Nature of Middle-Class Parents' School Involvement.

Subjects: *PARENT participation in elementary education; *MIDDLE class families; *EMOTIONS

  • Source: Sociological Forum. Dec2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p703-724. 22p. 3 Charts.

  • Abstract: Although discussion of parents' school involvement generally surrounds academic success, there are also emotional motivations for parents' school interventions. In this exploratory analysis, based on ... Copyright of Sociological Forum is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple ...

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The Best of the Brightest: Definitions of the Ideal Self Among Prize-Winning Students.

Subjects: *EDUCATION -- United States; *STUDENTS; *PRESIDENTIAL ScholarsUNITED StatesUNITED States. Dept. of Education

  • Source: Sociological Forum. Jun2000, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p187-224. 38p.

  • Abstract: This paper documents and explains characteristics of the ideal self rewarded by the American educational system as defined and projected by high school students who ... Copyright of Sociological Forum is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple ...

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