This book describes the attempts that have been made to achieve an educational policy relevant to those most disadvantaged in our society; examines the different ways in which sociologists have conceptualized the related problems; and evaluates the success of the policy. He suggests that we are in need both of a more realistically defined view of what schools can do and a concerted official approach to compensatory policy.
Table of Contents
Editor’s Introduction. 1. Poverty: Private Trouble and Social Issue. 2. What Problem? What Solution? 3. Strategies for Compensation. 4. The Hope of Positive Discrimination. 5. Education and Social Services. 6. Conclusions. References and Name Index. Subject Index.