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Pupil Experience

1st Edition

Edited by John F Schostak, Tom Logan


262 pages

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Paperback: 9780415792752
pub: 2018-09-19
Hardback: 9780415792721
pub: 2017-04-28

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First published in 1984, this book focuses upon pupil perspectives of schooling from first school to school leaver, taking their thoughts and feelings as accurate assessments of their experience.

The study presents what was at the time new thinking and research findings on a wide range of important topics to provide an insight into what life is really like ‘at the receiving end of’ schooling. Such topics include: pupil interviewing, intelligence, learning, gender stereotyping, racism, disruption, school suspensions, examinations, youth training schemes, altered states of consciousness and negotiating the curriculum.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Revelation of the World of Pupils John F. Schostak 2. Learning Through Interviewing Tom Logan 3. Getting It In Your Brain Gill Barrett 4. "Bees Make Bees – Not Honey": Gender Stereotyping and Differentiation in early Years Schooling Nick May 5. The Violation of Intelligence John F. Schostak 6. Disruptive Pupils: Systems Rejects? Delwyn Tattum 7. A Suspended Sentence; The Role of the L.E.A. in the Removal of Disruptive Pupils Rod Ling 8. Racism John Schostak and Tom Logan 9. Teachers, Pupils and Exams Harry Torrance 10. ‘YOP, That’s Youth Off Pavements Innit’ Rob Fiddy 11. Altered States of Consciousness and the Psychology of the Self Patricia Ross 12. Students and the Means of Production: Negotiating the Curriculum Garth Boomer; Conclusion; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects