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In this reading, Anyon looks at student-teacher interaction and coursework in elementary schools located in communities with varying levels of socioeconomic status, and she attempts to find evidence of the differences in the work of students in schools in poor communities versus those in wealthy communities. This is all in an effort to support the argument made by various academics that public schools in our society today tend to provide different types of knowledge and a wide variety of educational experiences to children of very different social classes. Generally, as the social class of the community increased, the following also increased: variety of materials used in the classroom, time teachers spent on preparation, higher social class

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