Education in the Middle Class (BOK)

Sally Power, Valerie Wigfall, Tony Edwards, Geoff Whitty

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It is often assumed that for middle class and academically able children, schooling is a straightforward process that leads to academic success, higher education and entry into middle class occupations. However this fascinating book shows these relationships to be complex and often uncertain. Based on the biographies of 350 young men and women who might have been considered 'destined for success' at the start of their secondary schooling, the book maps out the educational pathways they took. It analyses their subsequent achievements and entry into employment and compares them with their parents, with one another, and with their generation. Identifying patterns in the data, it also explores examples of extraordinary success and failure, and various forms of interrupted and disrupted careers. As well as documenting a compelling human story, the findings have important implications for current policy debates about academic selection, access to elite universities, and the limits of meritocracy.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Geoff Whitty, Sally Power, Tony Edwards, Valerie Wigfall
Forlag
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780335205554
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 23cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: general, Secondary schools, Universities, Social mobility