Human Capital Or Cultural Capital?: Ethnicity and Poverty Groups in an Urban School District

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This study seeks to reorient our understanding of the early educational determinants of social stratification outcomes. It focuses on the process and consequences of unequal cognitive skill attainment for ethnic and poverty groups within our nation's cities. It draws, theoretically, on the notion that experiences at home and school create a feedback loop by which the "cultural capital" of the students (their toolkit of skills, habits, and styles with which they construct strategies of action) evolves over time and largely determines differential success in mastering the teacher-assigned homework.
 

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Introduction
3
A PERSONAL ODYSSEY
4
THE PLACE OF THIS STUDY WITHIN A SERIES OF STUDIES
6
Skills Habits Styles and School Success
7
HUMAN CAPITAL OR CULTURAL CAPITAL?
9
INTEGRATING THE TWO VIEWS
10
SKILLS HABITS AND STYLES AS MECHANISMS OF CULTURAL INFLUENCE
12
AN INTERACTIONIST SYNTHESIS
15
DISRUPTIVENESS
102
APPEARANCE AND DRESS
104
Coursework Mastery
107
THE BASIC MODEL
108
MODELS WITH DETAILED SKILLS HABITS AND STYLES
113
SUMMARY
117
Course Grades
119
THE BASIC MODEL
120

PLAN OF THE STUDY
19
Family Linguistic Culture and the Childs CognitiveSkill Development
21
BASIC COGNITIVE ABILITIES WITHIN A MODEL OF READING SKILL DEVELOPMENT
22
MEASUREMENT AND DATA
23
RESULTS
25
DISCUSSION
31
Cognitive Skill and Earnings Determination
33
DATA VARIABLES METHODS
39
RESULTS
42
BRINGING SKILLS BACK IN
56
The Dallas Research Setting Data Methods
63
THE FAMILY BACKGROUND OF DALLAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN
68
STATISTICAL DATA MODEL AND METHODS
71
Basic Skills
79
GROUP DIFFERENCES IN BASIC SKILLS ACQUISITION
80
BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OVER TIME
87
SUMMARY
89
Habits and Styles
95
ABSENTEEISM
96
WORK HABITS
98
SUMMARY
133
Intervening to Affect the Skills Habits and Styles of AtRisk Students
137
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
144
ONEONONE INSTRUCTION
147
Reading OneOne
151
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF READING ONEONE
152
DATA AND METHODS FOR STUDYING PROGRAM EFFECTS
160
PROGRAM EFFECTS
162
COMPARISON WITH OTHER PROGRAMS
169
INSIGHTS FROM QUALITATIVE DATA
170
DISCUSSION
175
Bureaucratic Politics and Instructional Service Delivery The Central Bureaucracy Strikes Back
177
READING ONEONE EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION IN DALLAS
180
PROGRAM Z
183
DETERMINANTS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT DECISIONMAKING
184
PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION LESSONS
189
Methodology for Constructing Table 102
195
References
201
Index
211
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