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"School-smart and Mother-wise" illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women-black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern-recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances that led them to drop out of school. Now enrolled in adult education programs, they seek more than a diploma: respect, recognition, and a public identity. Drawing upon the life stories of these women, Wendy Luttrell sensitively describes and analyzes the politics and psychodynamics that shape working-class life, schooling, and identity. She examines the paradox of women's education, particularly the relationship between schooling and mothering, and offers practical suggestions for school reform.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-160) and indexes.

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ISBN:
9780415910125
Author:
Luttrell, Wendy
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Luttrell Wendy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Adult education
Subject:
Working class women
Subject:
Group identity
Subject:
Feminism and education
Subject:
Working class women -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Adult education of women.
Subject:
Adult education of women -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Group identity -- United States.
Subject:
Feminism and education -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Series:
Perspectives on Gender
Series Volume:
104-331
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
9.04x6.00x.46 in. .58 lbs.

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