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Focus of Research. Research Question How are schools located in middle class neighborhoods different from schools located in working class neighborhoods? Are we providing different types of education for children who are in the working class vs. those who are in middle class?.

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focus of research
Focus of Research
  • Research Question
    • How are schools located in middle class neighborhoods different from schools located in working class neighborhoods?
    • Are we providing different types of education for children who are in the working class vs. those who are in middle class?
examples of content analysis
Examples of Content Analysis

Example 1

A content analysis of kindergarten classrooms.

Example 2

A content analysis of materials sent home by teachers.

example 1 reproduction of social class
Example 1:Reproduction of Social Class

Are kindergarten classrooms in “working class” schools different from kindergarten classrooms in “middle class” schools?

Can a comparison of these classrooms tell us anything about what children from different social classes are learning?

comparison of two classrooms based on characteristics commonly associated with working class
Comparison of Two Classrooms Based on Characteristics Commonly Associated with Working Class

Research shows that values that are conducive to success in manual occupations include conformity, orderliness, obedience, neatness, cleanliness, responsiveness to authority

Research shows that values that are conducive to success in “white collar” occupations include problem solving, curiosity, creativity and leadership.

classroom 1
Classroom 1

Classroom is neat and orderly.

Children’s art is teacher directed and graded based on conformity to rules.

Bathroom in classroom is a teacher’s bathroom, and the teacher’s desk is at the center of the classroom.

classroom 2
Classroom 2

Classroom has many centers that provide materials for children to participate in creative art activities.

Classroom has centers where children can engage in problem solving and discovery.

Bathroom in classroom is a students’ bathroom, and the teacher doesn’t have a desk in the classroom.

example 2 content analysis of materials sent home by teachers
Example 2:Content Analysis of Materials Sent Home by Teachers
  • A content analysis was made of the materials sent home by teachers. Coders looked for the number of words contained in the documents sent home. These included middle class words (creativity, problem solving, self initiative, leadership, etc.) and/or working class words (dependability, conformity, orderliness, timeliness etc.)
evaluation of materials sent home
Evaluation of Materials Sent Home

Extent to which certain words

were being used in materials

sent home (reported as percent)

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Schools

Middle Working

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Working 2-5 37

Middle 26-32 7

Both 1-3 10

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Working – dependability, obedience, neatness, cleanliness, responsiveness to authority

Middle – sympathetic concern, self control, problem solving, curiosity, leadership, creativity

conclusions
Conclusions

Materials sent home from schools in middle class neighborhoods were much more likely to contain middle class words.(26-32% compared to 7%)

Material sent home from schools in working class neighborhoods were much more likely to contain working class words.(37% compared to 2-5 %)

evaluation of materials sent home1
Evaluation of Materials Sent Home

Percent of “Professional” Materials Sent Home Divided by Middle and Working Class Schools

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Schools

Middle Working

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Professional 84-92 51

Unprofessional 16-8 49

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evaluation of materials sent home2
Evaluation of Materials Sent Home

Percent of Materials Sent Home Asking Parents to Be Involved - Divided by Middle and Working Class Schools

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Schools

Middle Working

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Include Parents 31-34 23

Inform Parents 58-60 49

Exclude Parents 0 5

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Questions or comments?

Please contact:

Carol Albrecht

Assessment Specialist

USU Extension

979-777-2421

carol.albrecht@usu.edu