Formal education on offer in disadvantaged communities

Azaola, Marta Cristina (2009) Formal education on offer in disadvantaged communities. In, X Congreso Nacional de Investigacion Educativa del COMIE, Veracruz, MX,


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This study analysed the ways in which financially disadvantaged families in rural Mexico got involved in their children’s education. This included schooling experiences and informal learning outside school of girls and boys aged 3 to 16 years. In doing so, the study examined whether the community’s social and institutional organisations helped or hindered parents’ forms of participation in their own and their children’s formal and informal education. The purpose was to analyse the aspirations families had and the obstacles they faced in terms of education. Parents’ transmission of knowledge, values and practices to their children were also explored. Likewise, the study analysed the way in which parents’ backgrounds influenced their strategies of involvement and investigated whether a lack of adequate financial resources inhibited the children’s educational participation and choices. Testimonies of teachers and local authority officials were taken into account in order to analyse the relationship of families with the community school.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 193159
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
21 September 2009Delivered
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 10:53
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:42

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