Students' Experiences and Perspectives on Secondary Education

Institutions, Transitions and Policy

Authors: Smyth, Emer

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  • Draws on the perspectives of young people to explore their experiences of the secondary school system
  • Examines how gender, social class and a culture of high stakes examinations affect experiences of schooling
  • Utilises a rich study of both survey data and in-depth interviews to highlight the variety of experiences involved
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This book explores the experiences of young people as they move through the Irish secondary educational system. Drawing on a rich study which combines survey data with in-depth interviews with students, it addresses the key facets of schooling which influence young people's experiences. With chapters organised thematically, including ability grouping, school climate and the impact of high stakes examinations, the central dimensions of school structure and process is explored. Placing young people's voices centre stage, it explores how they respond to the school context and make decisions that will profoundly affect their future. This book contrasts different types of school settings and examines how gender and social class play out at the school level.

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Emer Smyth is Research Professor, and Head of the Social Research Division, at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland. She is also Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She has published widely on school effects and student experiences, and recently co-edited Religious Education in a Multicultural Europe

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Students' Experiences and Perspectives on Secondary Education
Book Subtitle
Institutions, Transitions and Policy
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49385-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49385-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49384-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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