Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, and the Promise of Higher Education in America


reviewed by Marybeth Gasman - 2004

coverTitle: Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, and the Promise of Higher Education in America
Author(s): Vivyan Campbell Adair & Sandra L. Dahlberg (Editors)
Publisher: Temple University Press, Philadelphia
ISBN: 1592130224, Pages: 269, Year: 2003
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Like the editors and authors of Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, and the Promise of Higher Education in America, I too grew up in a family troubled by financial problems.† My parents struggled to raise ten children in a small, rural town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.† Despite my motherís encouragement to attend college, my parents knew very little about the college experience, financial aid, which institutions were prestigious, etc.† Although the school I choseóa small private college about 100 miles from homeówas probably not the best choice in all respects, it was there that I was mentored and encouraged to attend graduate school.† Positive role models and individuals who opposed class and gender discrimination helped me to overcome the steep learning curve I faced because of my family background. † Reading Reclaiming Class forced me to think about my own background, my motherís, and that of my students.† Regardless of socio-economic status, I think that this book will move the reader to consider and reconsider his or... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 274-276
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11191, Date Accessed: 8/10/2020 12:57:25 PM

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