Nuanced interconnections of poverty and educational attainment around the UK are surveyed in this unique analysis.
Across the four jurisdictions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, experts consider the impact of curriculum reforms and devolved policy making on the lives of children and young people in poverty. They investigate differences in educational ideologies and structures, and question whether they help or hinder schools seeking to support disadvantaged and marginalised groups.
For academics and students engaged in education and social justice, this is a vital exploration of poverty’s profound effects on inequalities in educational attainment and the opportunities to improve school responses.
"A powerful book that peels back the layers of one of the most urgent issues of our times." John Smyth, Federation University Australia
Ian Thompson is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Oxford and Co-Editor of the journal Teaching Education. He is a leading member of the research group Excluded Lives.
Gabrielle Ivinson is Professor of Education and Community at Manchester Metropolitan University. She co-ordinates the Creative Margins network exploring how to make arts accessible to marginalised young people.
Foreword ~ Danny Dorling;
Introduction: The Landscape of Poverty and Education across the UK ~ Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson;
Policy, Education and Poverty across the UK ~ Gabrielle Ivinson and Ian Thompson;
Poverty and Education in Northern Ireland: The Legacy of Division and Conflict ~ Ruth Leitch and Erik Cownie;
Poverty and Education in Scotland: Reality and Response ~ Stephen McKinney, Stuart Hall and Kevin Lowden;
Poverty and Education in Wales: Enabling a National Mission ~ David Egan;
Poverty and Education in England: A School System in Crisis ~ Ian Thompson;
Diffracting Educational Policies through the Lens of Young People’s Experiences ~ Gabrielle Ivinson