17 Facts About Annette Lareau


Annette Patricia Lareau was born on 1952 and is a sociologist working at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Annette Lareau has completed extensive field work studying the daily lives of African-Americans and European-Americans.

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Annette Lareau is credited with the creation of the term concerted cultivation.

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Annette Lareau says that this differs from the parents of children in working-class families, who attribute much of their child raising tactics to the accomplishment of natural growth.

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Annette Lareau started her career at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and previously worked as a Professor of Sociology at Temple University, Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2005.

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Annette Lareau has served as a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and in 2008 joined as professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania where she is the Stanley I Sheerr Professor.

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Annette Lareau is the author of Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education, co-editor of Journeys through Ethnography: Realistic Accounts of Fieldwork, and author of Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life.

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Annette Lareau conducted field work between 1993 and 1995 with 10- and 11-year-old children, and followed up with them 10 years later when the children were 20 and 21 years old.

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Annette Lareau compiled a list of formal and informal activities that specific children were involved in, whether they were middle class, working class, or poor, and whether they have requested a teacher for their children.

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From all her observations and analysis, Annette Lareau concludes that the different types of childrearing have more to do with class than race.

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Annette Lareau stresses the importance of parents being involved in their children's lives and talks about how middle class children benefit from having a sense of entitlement and the practice of gaining access to scarce resources.

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Annette Lareau stresses the importance of literacy as a huge factor in a child's success.

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Annette Lareau conducted about half of the interviews, and did many family visits.

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Annette Lareau wrote the first draft of her book Unequal Childhoods and completed the first edition of the book by 2002.

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Annette Lareau traced the lives of the 12 children whose families were observed into adulthood.

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In 2014, Annette Lareau published Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools, which she edited with Kimberly Goyette.

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Annette Lareau served as President of the American Sociological Association between 2013 and 2014.

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