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.
|Title of host publication||Education and Working-Class Youth|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reshaping the Politics of Inclusion|
|Editors||Robin Simmons, John Smyth|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 29 May 2018|
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.