Alexander And Entwisle Summary

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Alexander and Entwisle, two sociologist planned to study how children navigate one of life’s first major transitions, from home to school. They wanted to follow them from first grade into second. Their research was called, “Beginning School Study”. Alexander and Entwisle did not set out to follow these children for what would become whole careers and lives. This research was conduct for a quarter-century. Most sociologists back then, were interested in teenagers. Alexander and Entwisle believed that researching first grander creates context of the early years and that it was crucial for everything that comes next-or that could learn much about it by asking children themselves. Another part of their research was studying Baltimore itself. How it appeared to researchers and their subjects, to children and the adults they would later become.

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