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Combating Educational Disadvantage : Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Children - Theo Cox

Combating Educational Disadvantage

Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Children

By: Theo Cox (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9780750709019
Number Of Pages: 288

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The New Labour Government puts Education, Education, Education at the heart of its agenda but is it doing enough to combat educational disadvantage?
Combating Educational Disadvantage sets the discussion of educational disadvantage within the socio-political context of the 1980s and 1990s, with its market philosophy in education and brings together the contributions of leading writers and researchers of international standing.

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Vulnerable Groupsp. 15
Ethnic Minorities and Education: New Disadvantagesp. 17
Boys' Underachievement: Social Class and Changing Masculinitiesp. 37
Pupil Absenteeism in the Primary Schoolp. 53
Promoting the Educational Achievement of Looked-After Childrenp. 65
Social Disadvantage and Disruptive Behaviour in Schoolp. 81
Meeting the Needs of the Disadvantagedp. 101
Recognizing Differences: Reinterpreting Family Involvement in Early Literacyp. 103
Early Childhood Education to Ensure a 'Fair Start' for Allp. 121
Pupils' Perspectives on their Educationp. 136
Can School Improvement Overcome the Effects of Disadvantage?p. 156
LEAs: The Problem or the Solution?p. 177
Combating Unequal Access to Education: The Work of a Local Education Authority Educational Psychology Servicep. 191
Co-ordinated Services for Disadvantaged Children: An International Perspectivep. 209
The Social, Economic and Political Climate in the United States and the Education of People of Colourp. 225
Support for Lifelong Learningp. 246
Overviewp. 259
Notes on Contributorsp. 273
Name Indexp. 278
Subject Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780750709019
ISBN-10: 0750709014
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.18  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1