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The author of the book: John Smyth
Edition: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of issue: 20 Mar 2014
EAN: 143312212X
ISBN: 9781433122125
Language: English
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 16.29 MB
City - Country: New York, United States

Full description of the book Becoming Educated : Young People's Narratives of Disadvantage, Class, Place and Identity:

Becoming Educated examines the education of young people, especially those from the most 'disadvantaged' contexts. The book argues that because the focus has been obdurately and willfully on the wrong things - blaming students; measuring, testing and comparing them; and treating families and communities in demeaning ways that convert them into mere 'consumers' - that the resulting misdiagnoses have produced a damaging ensemble of faulty 'solutions'. By shifting the emphasis to looking at what is going on 'inside' young lives and communities, this book shifts the focus to matters such as taking social class into consideration, puncturing notions of poverty and disadvantage PDF, understanding neighborhoods as places of hope and creating spaces within which to listen to young peoples' aspirations. These are a radically different set of constructs from the worn-out ones that continue to be trotted out, and, if understood and seriously attended to, they have the potential to make a real difference in young lives. This is a book that ought to be read by all who claim to know what is in the best interests of young people who are becoming educated.

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About the author John Smyth

John Smyth is Research Professor of Education, Faculty of Education & Arts, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He is the inter-disciplinary Research Theme Leader for Addressing Disadvantage and Inequality in Education and Health. His research interests are in policy sociology, policy ethnography, social justice, and sociology of education. Peter Mcinerney is Research Associate, Faculty of Education & Arts, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. His research interests are in forms of school reform that promote social justice.


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