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This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book focuses on the low educational attainment of Black pupils has been a feature of policy debates and a concern for Black families for several decades. Policy debate tends to position Black families as a homogeneous working-class entity and often regards them as deficient, uninterested and uninvolved in their children's education. In terms of research on the education of the middle class, studies have tended to focus on the White middle classes and the ways in which they strategise, engage and deploy their cultural capital to their advantage in support of their children's education. The book describes how the research and the theoretical framework used to analysis of the data. It provides demographic information about the parents involved in the study and also outline ethical considerations about our role and identities as researchers and how this informed the research process.