Educational Failure and Working Class White Children in Britain

  • Authors
  • Gillian Evans

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Social Class and Education

    1. Gillian Evans
      Pages 1-14
  3. Common Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-16
    2. Gillian Evans
      Pages 17-32
    3. Gillian Evans
      Pages 33-51
    4. Gillian Evans
      Pages 52-64
  4. Classroom Versus Street Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Gillian Evans
      Pages 67-80
    3. Gillian Evans
      Pages 81-98
    4. Gillian Evans
      Pages 99-116
  5. Creating and Transforming Value

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-118
    2. Gillian Evans
      Pages 119-138
    3. Gillian Evans
      Pages 139-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 176-205

About this book


Are schools failing working class children or does working class life present alternative means for gaining social status that conflict with what it means to do well at school? Focusing on Southeast London, this book provides insight into class values and reveals the complex cultural politics of white working class pride.


children conflict education politics Prestige school

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