'I heard it on the grapevine': 'hot' knowledge and school choice
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) 'I heard it on the grapevine': 'hot' knowledge and school choice. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 19 (3). pp. 377-400. ISSN 0142-5692Full text not available from this repository.
This paper is one of a number of related Pieces which address the issue of parental choice through a careful Straussian analysis of interview data. The focus here is upon the structures and processes underlying the use of 'grapevine' knowledge, which parents elicit and disseminate in choosing a school. ii is argued that this immediate or 'hot' knowledge is of particular importance to many parents and is set over and against the 'cold' formal knowledge produced by schools themselves or Published as examination results or league tables. Grapevine knowledge is socially embedded in networks and localities and is distributed unevenly across and used differently by different social-class groups. The paper concludes by suggesting that the stress and anxiety involved in choice for many parents is a Product of unstable cultural values, and the slippery signs systems note, surrounding 'school' at a time of increased economic uncertainty.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION|
|Publisher:||CARFAX PUBL CO|
|Official Date:||September 1998|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 377-400|
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