Working Class Girls, Education and Post-Industrial Britain

Aspirations and Reality in an Ex-Coalmining Community
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 11. August 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • X, 99 Seiten
978-3-319-86954-4 (ISBN)

This book explores the aspirations of 'working class' girls' in an ex-mining community in the UK. It highlights the difficulties present in these 'post-industrial' settings, which are often areas of severe deprivation, and questions whether these place limitations on the achievements of the girls within the community. Based on an eight-year longitudinal study of girls in three primary schools and two secondary schools which differed in levels of attainment, the book examines the girls' initial aspirations, decision-making, and later achievements when in post-compulsory education. It will be compelling reading for students, academics and practitioners in Education, offering a unique appreciation of how working-class girls balance their own aspirations with the educational opportunities perceived to be available to them.

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
X, 99 p.
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 14.8 cm
  • 158 gr
978-3-319-86954-4 (9783319869544)
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Gill Richards is Professor of Special Education, Equity and Inclusion at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Prior to this, she trained as a teacher, working for 21 years in schools and colleges.

Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. What do we know about girls' aspirations and achievement?.- Chapter 3. Methodology.- Chapter 4. Aspirations and expectations.- Chapter 5. Achieving aspirations: what did the girls do?.- Chapter 6. What else can schools do?.

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