Class, Education, and Mindset.

Allan, David (2018) Class, Education, and Mindset. Prism: Casting New Light on Learning, Theory and Practice, 2 (1). pp. 138-143. ISSN 2514-5347

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Abstract

This brief article discusses the implications of social class on mindset and educational opportunities and considers the influential role that attitude can play. Class is explored in relation to its impact on societal positioning and its potential to act as an educational constraint. Schools, it is argued, often lack opportunities to facilitate the production of knowledge, whereupon they act mostly as mechanisms for reproducing societal inequalities. Moreover, a poor individual mindset – often constructed through a process of labelling and a self-fulfilling prophecy – can perpetuate an already problematic situation. It is argued that through the promotion of student empowerment, schools can be reconceptualised as sites of knowledge production, and thus apparatuses for the challenging of inequitable reproduction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Class; social mobility;a mindset
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Education
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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 16:44
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10915

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