The Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils: Negotiating Achievement and Peer Cultures (BOK)

Christine Skelton, Becky Francis, Barbara Read

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This title addresses the tension between high achievement and popularity in secondary schools, exploring the sociological impact of this in the lives of young people. How do some students manage to excel in their studies and be popular while other high achievers are treated as social outcasts? This lively and accessible text looks at the relationships between gender, race and social class, and attainment and popularity, for high achieving pupils. The internationally renowned authors present a lucid theoretical framework that reflects the complexity of these issues, placing them within the broader context of the policies which cause and constrain particular behaviours among teachers and pupils. The authors draw together empirical data, bringing the realities of young people to life and presenting the lessons that can be learnt to enhance the educational achievement of all students. Issues covered include: the social consequences for the 'too hardworking'; the tension between high achievement and popularity; and, the classroom practices adopted by pupils accomplishing popularity and high achievement. This is an engaging text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students exploring the debates on identity and achievement.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Barbara Read, Becky Francis, Christine Skelton
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781441157195
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Organization & management of education, Teaching of gifted students