Where Is Class in the Analysis of Working-Class Education?

Robin Simmons, John Smyth

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This chapter provides the backdrop and sets the tone for the book. It begins by scoping out some of the challenges and injustices facing working-class youth, and by highlighting some of the mismatches between the structures and processes of education and the lives of many working-class young people. It then goes on to develop an alternative agenda which, it is argued, is necessary to engage working-class youth in relevant and meaningful ways, and to challenge the dominant structures of schooling and education which systematically disadvantage so many young people. The chapter finishes by proving a brief overview of the chapters which follow, and by highlighting some of the key themes explored in the rest of the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Working-Class Youth
Subtitle of host publicationReshaping the Politics of Inclusion
EditorsRobin Simmons, John Smyth
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-90671-3
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2018


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Simmons, R., & Smyth, J. (2018). Where Is Class in the Analysis of Working-Class Education? In R. Simmons, & J. Smyth (Eds.), Education and Working-Class Youth: Reshaping the Politics of Inclusion (pp. 1-28). Basingstoke.