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Education, Exclusion and Citizenship

By Carl Parsons Copyright 1999
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Education, Exclusion and Citizenship provides a hard-hitting account of the realities of exclusion, examining the behaviour which typically results in exclusion, and asks questions about a society which communally neglects those most in need.
    Permanent exclusions from schools continue to rise. As schools compete with neighbouring schools for 'good' pupils, managers and heads are choosing to exclude disruptive pupils who might affect school image.
    The book looks at the experience of excluded children, the law regulating exclusion, the obligations of the LEAs, and focuses on prevention and early intervention strategies.

    1.Education function, education provision and social selection 2.School exclusions in the United Kingdom: numbers, trends and variations 3.The changing social context of education and school exclusions 4.Disaffection, truancy and exclusion from school 5.The correlates of school exclusion 6.The economics of school exclusion 7. The law, rights and excluded pupils 8.The media, schooling and exclusion 9.Inter-agency work, schools and exclusions 10.Political values, welfare and educational policy


    Carl Parsons

    'Parson's book is to be welcomed as a rewarding read for anyone wanting to get beyond the immediate event to the more critical, longer-term processes under-pinning it.' - British Journal of Educational Studies

    '... the real value of the book lies in the provision of an analysis of exclusion which focuses less on the individual and more on the structural bases of a problem which cannot be understood without reference to more wide-ranging explanations in our society.' - Isabelle Brodie, Children & Society