Teaching Working Class

This article drew my interest because I can relate to it.  I am a working class student.   It is interesting to see the point of view from a professor of a working student.  The writer explains the differences in students that are going to school without having to work and the students that are working full-time.   This writer goes through the history of studies that were previously done and that are current.   She goes on to talk about the perspectives that working students bring to the classroom, just as diversity in race, gender or creed would.  She notices the work that these students put in and how their circumstances can effect their participation.   The text goes on to describe how working students can feel like they are not part of the acedemic community.  They are at the edge of both the working world and the acedemic world.  The text also talks about what institutions can do to assist the working student.

Linkon, Sherry Lee. Teaching Working Class. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 26 Feb. 2016.

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