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Country Day Schools and Juvenile Detention: Where U.S. Schooling Can Lead To or Leave You

Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine compulsory schooling in the United States and its potential to provide an inconsistent avenue to employment for students from neighborhoods of differing socioeconomic status. Specifically, this study asked why do students from privileged neighborhoods typically end up in positions of ownership and management while those from impoverished urban or rural neighborhoods end up in working-class positions or involved in cycles of incarceration and poverty? This research involved the use of qualitative methods, including participant observation and interview, as well as photography, to take a look at a reputable private day school in the southwest. Data was collected over the span of eight weeks and was the... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Theodoropoulos, Eftyhia (Author) / Margolis, Eric (Advisor) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Committee member) / Appleton, Nicholas (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Education Policy / educational opportunity / juvenile detention / Physical Environment / Schooling / School-to-Prison Pipeline / Social Class
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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