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.
'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