Author: Emily Hannum,Bruce Fuller
View: 9598"This edition of Research in Sociology of Education speaks to the diverse contexts in which children function around the world, and to how these contexts shape school experiences and outcomes. The volume offers qualitative and statistical portraits of the diverse family and community contexts in which children are educated in China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Israel, as well as a comparative assessment of how schools and families influence learning in East Asia and Latin America. Individual papers link educational opportunities to issues of poverty, child labor, family health, housing, cultural norms around marriage and family, social and economic resources in communities, socialization and parenting practices, and school climates. This volume underscores the need for social scientists, policy makers, and advocates to think carefully about how the evolving, diverse nature of childhood around the world shapes demand for modern schooling- and resulting disparities in attainment."--BOOK JACKET.