The Best Years of Their Lives?: Pupils' Experiences of School

The Best Years of Their Lives?: Pupils' Experiences of School

by Cedric Cullingford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0749437952

ISBN-13: 9780749437954

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Based on structured research and interviews with pupils in years 10 and 11 (15-16 years old) about their views of the purpose of school and their own future employment and the way the two connect, this book offers a blistering critique of the purpose of education and its ability to prepare children for the world of work. The issues raised include: the purpose

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Based on structured research and interviews with pupils in years 10 and 11 (15-16 years old) about their views of the purpose of school and their own future employment and the way the two connect, this book offers a blistering critique of the purpose of education and its ability to prepare children for the world of work. The issues raised include: the purpose of school, the nature and quality of the curriculum, whether their time was well spent, whether what they learned was relevant, who influenced them, their views of industry and the world outside. Out of the mouths of babes, the truth comes tumbling and the result is a shocking indictment of an educational system that fails to deliver what it sets out to achieve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749437954
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Research methods: hearing what pupils say13
2Submission? Pupils' attitudes to school34
3Pupils' perceptions of the purpose of school46
4Nostalgia or regret? The summary experience60
5The subject of the curriculum75
6Skills learnt in school: for use or survival?84
7Experiencing school: learning about relationships99
8Pupils' relationship with teachers117
9The learning styles of pupils136
10School and life beyond155
11The social context of school171
Conclusions191
References206
Index213

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