Acknowledgments Foreword by Julia Wrigley Social Class and Parent Intervention in Schooling What Do Teachers Want From Parents? Separation Between Family and School: Colton Interconnectedness Between Family and School: Prescott Mothers and Fathers: Gender Differences in Parent Involvement in Schooling Why Does Social Class Influence Parent Involvement in Schooling? Educational Profits: The Positive Impact of Parental Involvement on Children's School Careers Social Class Differences in Inter-Institutional Linkages Appendix: Common Problems in Fieldwork: A Personal Essay
Annette Lareau is the Stanley I. Sheerr Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Home Advantage is already a classic in the sociology of education.
It is theoretically rich and its findings are profound. It is also
a model of excellence for qualitative research methods. -- Adam
Gamoran, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Home Advantage is a marvelous tool for teaching about both the dynamics of school-family linkages and the realities of the process of social research. The book invariably triggers spirited discussions among students, and has a lasting influence on how they think about the sociology of education and about research. -- Aaron M. Pallas, professor of sociology and education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Home Advantage is a superb empirical study of family-school relations. The nuanced analysis, especially of the dynamics of social class, has given this work the well-earned status of a classic whose insights are of lasting value. -- Barrie Thorne, author of Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School
An important and timely book about the ways parents are able (and unable) to shape their children's educational experiences. . . . Should be read by all current and future educators . . . required reading for students of qualitative research. * American Journal of Sociology *
Home Advantage is the most compelling empirical illustration I have found of the concept of cultural capital. It is a rich book to teach, and in the stratification course in which I used it, the students considered it the best of the books they were assigned. -- Doug Porpora, Department of Psychology and Sociology, Drexel University