Pupil disaffection in schools : bad boys and hard girls
- Swann, Sarah.
- Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 
- Physical description
- 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
LC4096 .G7 S88 2013
- Unknown LC4096 .G7 S88 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -295) and index.
- Contents: Knots and tangles in secondary schools-- A history of pupil disaffection-- Structure of the education system in England-- 'Muddy boots' and 'grubby hands'-- Disaffected spaces and geographies of segregation-- 'Bad' boys and 'hard' girls: male disaffection, 'bad boys', 'hard' images and the culture of laddism-- The everyday meaning and experience of disaffection-- 'Are yer daft?' or 'sick int 'ead?'-- Conclusion-- Appendix-- Bibliography-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Sarah Swann provides a fresh approach to examining the long-standing debates over disaffection, and in particular social class differences in educational achievement, through a mixed methods methodology and the showcasing of new research. By observing pupils as they engage with peers and teachers in school, Swann allows disaffection to be seen and heard in 'real' events which constructs disaffection differently from objective statistical evidence on school exclusions. Rather than a homogenous identity, this book illustrates disaffection as layered and resting on a series of issues located on the crossroads between the cultural context of the neighbourhood and the public sphere of the school. It plots in a detailed way how these structures interact and mesh to create disaffected identities. Disaffection does not emerge in a vacuum or without a cause and pupils arrive at school with a wide variety of experiences and it is from these that they interpret, understand and act out their identities.Whilst the study in part seeks to describe and understand the social world of the school in terms of the pupils' interpretations of the situation, it analytically frames the perceptions of pupils within a wider social context. In particular it focuses on the relationships between schooling and the wider macro structures and social relations that underpin disaffection.This approach makes the research both critical and interpretative and also able to shed new light on educational policy across England based on an understanding of the role of disaffection.
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- Publication date
- Sarah Swann.