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What is Social Class

Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education
Commonly refers to a group of people who have a distinct economic status according to government guidelines, but can also refer to hierarchical structures determined by education level, type of job, etc.
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Developing Equity Literacy through Diverse Literature for Children and Young Adults
Suzanne Fondrie (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, USA), Marguerite Penick-Parks (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, USA), and Omobolade Delano-Oriaran (St. Norbert College, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0897-7.ch010
This chapter highlights the application of the equity literacy framework as a curricular approach to infusing diverse and multiple perspectives in PK-12 school curriculum, and presents a rationale for developing equity literacy in PK-12 students. It provides texts and related teaching ideas appropriate for supporting that development. Gorski's (2014b) equity literacy framework is the basis for the rationale and the text selection. The chapter organizes suggested texts into seven strands: race, social class, culture, global perspectives, power and privilege, gender/sexuality, and intersectionality. The final section presents excellent multicultural literature for each of the strands across grade levels.
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A Framework for Evaluating Children's Books About Poverty
A class="highlight">social construct that sorts people and families according to their financial resources and means of income. Within the United States, the poor, the working-class, the middle class, and the upper class are commonly noted as class locations. Most U.S. residents tend to identify as middle class.
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Influence of the Culture
In its most general sense, class="highlight">social groups differentiated from one another by economic status, cultural forms, practices, or ways of life. class="highlight">Social class refers to a group of people who share a common placement in a political economy (Collins, 2009).
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Educational Attainment of Children and Socio-Economical Differences in Contemporary Society
Refers to a group of individuals who occupy a similar position in the economic system of production.
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Andragogy and Higher Education in Late Capitalism: A Critique
Contrasted with sociological stratification, which measures inequality in income, influence, and status among individuals and groups, class="highlight">social class identifies structural relations of power in relation to the overall mode of production of knowledge as well as goods; it permits a better understanding of the interests and ideologies of dominant classes (owners and managers) and the ways in which education serves their political and economic interests by making middling and working class people politically submissive and economically dependent.
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Finding Strength in the Struggle: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children and Families Living in Rural Poverty
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