Education: Educational Aspiration

  • Winniey E Maduro


This chapter explores education as settings of socialisation in which the ability to learn, reason, problem solve, think abstractly, and comprehend complex ideas is nurtured. Among these settings, schools are of particular interest because participants are likely to have been socialised therein. Not only because a right to an education is legislated in Britain, but also that formal education experienced in schools is integral to Britain’s socioeconomically advanced society. With regard to disadvantages, educational practitioners are seen in a position of advantage to temper the educational experience and outcome of children and other young people in their schools. This is played out in the chapter through an exploration of the educational outcome of participants whose familiarity with formal education processes, which they developed by virtue of their socialisation in schools, functioned to mediate their success in education and socioeconomic domains.


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  • Winniey E Maduro
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  1. 1.ManchesterUK

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