• ThumbnailFor your presentation, you should: Provide a short synopsis of your final paper. (If you have some strong introductory paragraphs and a well written thesis statement in your paper, a presentation of the first few pages of your paper could work for this.) Limit yourself to 7-10 minutes. Include at least one visual aid (Powerpoint presentation, a chart, a […]

  • Annette Lareau Concerted Cultivation Accomplishment of Natural Growth Dominant set of cultural repertoires Transmission of differential advantages Sense of entitlement Sense of constraint Cultural Capital Inequality / Social Stratification Pierre Bordieu Field Theory Agents Habitus Doxa Theory and Criticism New Criticism Marxism Deconstruction Feminist/Gender/Queer Theory Race/Post-Colonial Theory New Historicism Psychoanalysis Mead-Freeman Controversy Historical Tracking Shane, the Lone Ethnographer Ethnography IRB Data Analysis (Top-Down versus Bottom-Up) Writing Systems Cuneiform Ideogram Pictogram Logogram Phonogram […]

  • Below are elements to include in your third paper.  Here, we are focusing on macrostructure: 1. Revised Thesis Statement – Rework your thesis statement to include a critical lens: say something new. 2. Critical lens/say something new – Include a critical lens (e.g., Marxism, Racial/Postcolonial Theory, Feminist/Queer Theory) within the structure of your paper.  This […]

  • ThumbnailFor Thursday’s class, I’ll be drawing from a number of song lyrics.  To make this more relevant, I’d like to integrate some of your favorite songs.  In the comments below, take a moment to write a) the name and artist of your favorite song, b) a link to the lyrics , and c) (if possible) a link to […]

  • Be sure to include: Revised Assignment #1 (6 page) + New Pages (4-pages). Integrating an analysis of your interviews. Work in a strong introduction and conclusion. Attach a full transcript of your interviews as an appendix. Be sure to address all of the following: PIE paragraphs: rule of thumb: for every ONE line of “I” there should be TWO lines of “E”. […]

  • How were you raised? Were you raised with concerted cultivation or natural growth? Did you have more of a hectic schedule or more free time?  How did you spend your free time? Looking back on the way you were raised, would you change anything? Would want to change anything about the way your older children were raised?  Do you see […]

  • Your last point about environment is definitely important, since environment has a strong influence on academics. In your decision to send your child to a public school rather than a private, how much of it is motivated by a desire for your child to experience the real world? Economics? Pragmatics?

  • Sorry, my finger just slipped last time.

    In your comparison/contrast of concerted cultivation to natural growth, the benefits and negative consequences seem highly balanced. Would it be fair to say that you view them as equally beneficial and evenly problematic? Or have you formed any personal feelings about the two styles?

  • I’m glad you brought up this quotation, and you are definitely right that opportunities for education exist for those who seek them out. Do the existing opportunities outweigh the existing social inequality? Where do the opportunities come from? Are there things we can do to expand these opportunities?

  • In your emphasis on a directed experience of a variety of arts, music, and educational activities, how might you characterize your child rearing practice in terms of Lareau? While you clearly discuss certain benefits like a rounded education and personal enrichment, what other residual benefits might accompany this experience? Are there any…[Read more]

  • Great job identifying the contextual definitions of Lareau’s terms! Putting them together, start to think about reasons why social class might affect child rearing for Lareau. It’s interesting that your experience of public and private has allow you to see benefits and disadvantages in both systems. To what type of school would you send your […]

  • tlee commented on the blog post 9 years, 9 months ago

    These are shocking assertions in Lareau’s book, and it is important to note the specific processes that appear to maintain these inequalities — forms of parenting, educational systems, extracurricular activities. Do you see any potential to intervene with these behaviors? If parents or institutions behave differently, can they close the economic gaps?

  • tlee commented on the blog post 9 years, 9 months ago

    It sounds like academics and well roundedness appear to be a high priority. It’s interesting that you emphasize ideas of fun. How do you define this? How is this different from environment? Consider expanding on this topic a little more in relation to your reading of Lareau’s book.

  • Having experience both public and private schools, why do you think both systems are so stigmatized? When you describe this notion of a school being “up to par,” with what are you measuring the school? Environment? Grades? Teachers? Activities? All of the above? Definitely, Garrett’s life is a very busy. While there are definite problems […]

  • tlee commented on the blog post i choose you… 9 years, 9 months ago

    Wow, a future teacher. This means you’ll be in school for life! From my experience it’s not a bad life, but I’m a little biased. 😉 It sounds like diversity – in terms of activities and people — is an important factor in your school choice. While smaller schools allow more individualized attention, you do […]

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    Provide a couple of short definitions for “concerted cultivation” and “natural growth” and make a list of characteristics of each.  How do constraint and entitlement function in later life for these children’s parents?  Use PIE paragraphs with examples from the text.

  • tlee commented on the blog post Child Rearing 9 years, 9 months ago

    You raise a lot of good questions about Laureau’s book. Her proposal about class and child rearing can and should be looked at with some scrutiny. Her assertion is that child rearing practices are passed down between generations through acculturation to a certain class status through the continued limitations on resources. As you read further […]

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