Education and the Working Class (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Education and the Working Class (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

by Brian Jackson, Dennis Marsden
     
 

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When first published this book had a significant influence on the campaign for comprehensive schools and it spoke to generations of working-class students who were either deterred by the class barriers erected by selective schools and elite universities, or, having broken through them to gain university entry, found themselves at sea. The authors admit at the end

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When first published this book had a significant influence on the campaign for comprehensive schools and it spoke to generations of working-class students who were either deterred by the class barriers erected by selective schools and elite universities, or, having broken through them to gain university entry, found themselves at sea. The authors admit at the end of the book they have raised and failed to answer many questions, and in spite of the disappearance of the majority of grammar schools, many of those questions still remain unanswered.

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‘Makes an original contribution to educational understanding, and presents its evidence with human generosity and great complexity of detail.’ Observer

‘A brilliant study of the effect of a grammar-school education on working-class children and their families.’ New Statesman

‘Deserves the most careful study by politicians, administrators, teachers and parents’ Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136470134
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Education
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
4
File size:
789 KB

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