Combating Educational Disadvantage: Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Children

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Education - 288 pages
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The New Labour Government puts Education, Education, Education at the heart of its agenda but is it doing enough to combat educational disadvantage?
Combating Educational Disadvantage sets the discussion of educational disadvantage within the socio-political context of the 1980s and 1990s, with its market philosophy in education and brings together the contributions of leading writers and researchers of international standing.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I
11
New Disadvantages
17
Social Class and Changing
37
Pupil Absenteeism in the Primary School
53
Promoting the Educational Achievement of LookedAfter
65
Social Disadvantage and Disruptive Behaviour in School
81
Early Childhood Education to Ensure a Fair Start for All
121
Can School Improvement Overcome the Effects
156
The Problem or the Solution?
177
The Social Economic and Political Climate in
225
Support for Lifelong Learning
246
Overview
259
Notes on Contributors
273
Subject Index
285
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Pupils Perspectives on their Education
136

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About the author (2000)

Theo Cox is an Honorary departmental Research Fellow in the Department of Education of the University of Wales Swansea. His research interests have centred on educationally disadvantaged children and he has written books and research articles on this topic. He is Fellow of the British Psychological Society.