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Author Croll, Paul.

Title Children's lives, children's futures : a study of children starting secondary school / Paul Croll, Gaynor Attwood and Carol Fuller
Published London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
Series Continuum studies in educational research
Continuum studies in educational research.
Contents List of tables; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Children and the future; 3 Educational futures: children's intentions for educational participation; 4 Children's occupational choices; 5 What children think about school; 6 Children as learners; 7 Early exits and negative attitudes; 8 Present and future: schools, structure, agency; Appendix 1: The research project; Appendix 2: Supplementary tables; References; Index
Summary This€highly topical monograph focuses on how children in their first year of high school feel about school, its place in their lives and its role in their futures. The theoretical context of the study is the focus in educational studies on children's voice and children's active role in education, together with the focus in the sociology of childhood on children as active constructors of their lives and childhood as a subject of serious study. The importance of young people's life plans and the alignment between education and ambitions was recognised in the Sloan Foundation study of Americ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-184) and index
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Subject Education, Secondary -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
School children -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Social adjustment -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Attwood, Gaynor, 1948-
Fuller, Carol H.
LC no. 2009020105
ISBN 1441161104 (electronic bk.)
9781441161109 (electronic bk.)