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Social Class, Gender and Exclusion from School

1st Edition

By Jean Kane

Routledge

160 pages

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Description

Rising exclusion rates indicate the continuing marginalisation of many young people in education in the UK. Working-class boys, children living in poverty, and children with additional/special educational needs are among those experiencing a disproportionate rate of exclusion. This book traces the processes of exclusion and alienation from school and relates this to a changing social and economic context.

Jean Kane argues that policy on schooling, including curricular reform, needs to be re-connected to the broad political pursuit of social justice, and presents compelling case studies of excluded pupils, showing the multi-faceted identities of pupils, with a particular focus on masculine and feminine identities.

This invaluable contribution to the literature offers an alternative analysis where the social identities of pupils are shown to be tied up with their exclusion from school. Themes investigated include:

  • the meanings of school exclusions
  • social class, gender and schooling
  • social identities of excluded pupils
  • negotiating identities in school: moving towards exclusion
  • exclusions and young people’s lives
  • improving participation in schooling.

Providing fascinating reading for teachers, social workers, researchers and policy-makers this book considers how educational disadvantage might be addressed through recognition of the gender and class identities of pupils.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Schooling, participation and exclusion 2. The meanings of exclusion 3. Social class, gender and exclusion 4. Excluded pupils and their social identities 5. Negotiating identities in school: moving towards exclusion 6. Exclusions and young people’s lives 7. Improving participation in schooling 8. Conclusion References Appendices

About the Author

Jean Kane is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU026000
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDU037000
EDUCATION / Research
EDU048000
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education