Working Class Girls




Working Class Girls

 · What it’s like growing up as a working-class girl in the UK Ap am EDT. Gillian the community context has a more significant impact on girls’ aspirations than boys. I found Author: Gillian Richards.

 · This is particularly important since the commitment of working-class girls to home and family has been neglected in many theories of gender and social mobility. Second, it is argued that despite the recent political energy devoted to espousing a democratic HE system, the sense of entitlement to HE entry is, for young working-class people Cited by:

Findings suggest that these working-class girls used literature in the English classroom to "get ahead," which meant developing a discourse of a "Good Student," which included hard work, goal orientation, participation, and silence in order to by:

 · Gillian Plummer provides a perceptive and constructive analysis of the autobiographical accounts of six educated working-class women at home and school – of which she is one. She first presents historical, sociological, and psychological interpretations of class and gender subordination and shows how inferiority is a learned position for working-class

The book exposes the repeating pattern of early marriage with an unskilled and often exploited partner. It also looks at teachers and reveals how, instead of encouraging working-class girls (whom teachers often perceive as "misfits") to succeed, the teachers themselves discriminated against the bright working-class girls who managed to gain Cited by:


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  1. Dosar

    This study emerged from a gap in the research on working-class girls' literacy practices in school, in particular, those working-class girls who are deemed suc-cessful students. Scholars studying girls and literacy have typically looked at pre-adolescent White girls, predominantly from the middle class. The few studies that do investigate working-class students often focus on girls who struggle in school.

  2. Shakajar

    working-class backgrounds. It has been suggested that those performing typically working-class “girly” femininity experience particular tension with masculinity that is dominantly associated with science, and are among least likely to aspire to careers in science [10]. Working-class girls also tend to.

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