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Schooling the Rustbelt Kids : Making the difference in changing times - Pat Thomson

Schooling the Rustbelt Kids

Making the difference in changing times


Published: 21st December 2012
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"Examining primary and secondary schools in disadvantaged areas of postindustrial or rustbelt cities, this book outlines an alternative approach to education policy. The ways in which educational and social disadvantages are inextricably linked in children's lives are discussed. Concrete evidence illustrates how government policies to gauge learning success through standardized testing in the Western world are ineffective and create a permanent underclass. This book challenges those in education to adopt a more realistic approach to educational policy that is conducive to nurturing success, especially among disadvantaged schools."

Series editor's introductionFirst words1. Vicki and Thanh2. The city - Photo essay3. Place of trouble/troubled places4. bringing particularity into site5. Rhetoric and resources6. Staffing matters7. The policy terrain8. Principal acts/acts of principle9. Discourses of equity10. Doing justiceAppendixNotesReferencesAcknowledgementsIndex

ISBN: 9781741150025
ISBN-10: 1741150027
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1