Analysing Underachievement in Schools (Hardback)Emma Smith (author)
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 09/06/2005
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Underachievement in school is one of the most widely-used terms in education today. As a discourse, it has been responsible for influencing government policy, staffroom discussions, as well as the pages of academic journals and the TES. It is also a subject that raises questions about what we expect from a fair and equitable education system. This book provides a critical analysis of two sides of the underachievement debate, at each of the three levels of focus - international, the UK, and the individual. On the one hand, it considers the 'crisis account' of falling standards and failing pupils and, on the other, present an alternative account, which urges a re-evaluation of the underachievement debate in order to consider who might be underachieving and why.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
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