‘If you are a white working-class boy you are less likely than anyone else in Britain to go to university’. So said Prime Minister May in her maiden speech. Mary-Claire Travers traces the educational trajectories of a group of white working-class young men who have succeeded academically and who tell her eloquently about how and why they did so. The author’s positive research and insightful analysis makes for a unique contribution to the study of social mobility and social justice. She and her participants offer policymakers, education researchers and teacher educators vital evidence-based recommendations for tackling the long-standing issue of white working-class boys’ academic underachievement.
UCL Institute of Education Press; September 2017
- ISBN: 9781858568416
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- Title: White Working-Class Boys
- Author: Mary-Claire Travers
Imprint: Trentham Books