Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

Working Class Girls, Education and Post-Industrial Britain

Aspirations and Reality in an Ex-Coalmining Community

Authors: Richards, Gill

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  • Explores the hopes and fears of girls within ex-coalmining communities using their own voices
  • Highlights how the groups of girls balanced their own aspirations with the educational opportunities perceived to be available to them
  • Suggests how schools should plan provisions to support aspirations and raise achievement
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This book explores the aspirations of 'working class' girls' in an ex-mining community in the UK. It highlights the difficulties present in these 'post-industrial' settings, which are often areas of severe deprivation, and questions whether these place limitations on the achievements of the girls within the community. Based on an eight-year longitudinal study of girls in three primary schools and two secondary schools which differed in levels of attainment, the book examines the girls' initial aspirations, decision-making, and later achievements when in post-compulsory education. It will be compelling reading for students, academics and practitioners in Education, offering a unique appreciation of how working-class girls balance their own aspirations with the educational opportunities perceived to be available to them.

About the authors

Gill Richards is Professor of Special Education, Equity and Inclusion at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Prior to this, she trained as a teacher, working for 21 years in schools and colleges. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Working Class Girls, Education and Post-Industrial Britain
Book Subtitle
Aspirations and Reality in an Ex-Coalmining Community
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60900-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60900-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60899-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86954-4
Series ISSN
2524-6445
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 99
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