Urban Youth and Schooling by Louise ArcherUrban Youth and Schooling by Louise Archer

Urban Youth and Schooling

byLouise Archer, Sumi Hollingworth, Heather Mendick

Paperback | June 16, 2010

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  • How can we understand the educational disengagement of urban, working-class young people?
  • What role do schools and education policies play in these young people’s difficult relationships with education?
  • How might schools help to support and engage urban youth? This book critically engages with contemporary notions of 'at risk' youth. It explores the complexity of urban young people's relationships with education and schooling and discusses strategies for addressing these issues.

    Drawing on a two year study of urban 14-16 year olds, educational professionals and parents, the book focuses in depth on the views and experiences of ethnically diverse young Londoners who had been identified by their schools as 'at risk of dropping out of education' and as 'unlikely to progress into post-16 education'.

    It provides an informative and accessible overview of the key issues, debates and theoretical frameworks. It is important reading for school leaders, teachers and learning support assistants as well as trainee teachers and educational researchers.

Louise Archer is Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, UK. Her research focuses on educational identities and inequalities of race, social class and gender. Heather Mendick is Senior Lecturer in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She is author of Masculinities in Mathematics (Open Univers...
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Title:Urban Youth and SchoolingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.06 × 6.02 × 0.47 inPublished:June 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335223826

ISBN - 13:9780335223824

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Table of Contents

Social exclusion, risk and urban schools
'The Street', 'the estate' and 'my trainers': social class and urban education
Entangled identities: 'race', ethnicity and schooling
'Responsible boys' and 'glamorous girls'? Gender and schooling
Aspirations and 'the future'
Respect, reciprocity and relevance: the three Rs for urban schools
Choice or coercion? Policies to promote educational engagement
Conclusions