Theories of social reproduction and student resistance in Jamaica, West Indies

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Angela Eleanor Rhone (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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H. Svi Shapiro

Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to examine the theories of social reproduction and student resistance in education. Additionally, the study will investigate the extent to which these theories, developed in capitalist countries, have implications for the newly developing country of Jamaica, West Indies. The themes considered important to these theories are the influence of the school on the social division of the society, the relationship between the school and the workplace, cultural capital in educational institutions, hegemony and the state, and student resistance. The mode of research used in this study was participation, observation, interviews, and document analysis. The investigation was conducted by observing and interviewing students and teachers in a New Secondary School in Jamaica. Several neighbors of the school’s community were also interviewed. Although only one school was observed, the research yields important information about the distribution of education in Jamaica.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Schools $z Jamaica
Students $z Jamaica

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