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Author McCulloch, Gary.

Title Failing the ordinary child? : the theory and practice of working-class secondary education / Gary McCulloch
Published Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1998


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Description vi, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- Pt. 1. The theory -- 2. Working-class secondary education -- 3. The education of the adolescent -- 4. Secondary education for all? -- Pt. 2. The practice -- 5. The secondary modern experiment -- 6. The world of Stonehill Street -- 7. The quest for virtue -- 8. The ordinary child -- Pt. 3. The legacy -- 9. The comprehensive experience -- 10. Choice and diversity -- 11. Conclusions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "How have the ideals of working-class secondary education related to its practical outcomes, and to what extent has it failed the 'ordinary child'? How can the historical tradition of working-class secondary education illuminate our understanding of contemporary debates at the end of the 20th century?"--BOOK JACKET. "In seeking to answer these questions, this book explores working-class secondary education over the past century in terms that help to explain the unresolved issues and debates of the 1990s. It focuses on social distinctions in secondary education, and especially on initiatives designed to provide for the mass of the population, or the 'ordinary child'."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-195) and index
Subject Working class -- Education (Secondary) -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Working class -- Education (Secondary) -- Wales -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 97039367
ISBN 0335197876 (paperback)
0335197884 (hardbound)