White Working-Class Boys

Teachers matter

Mary-Claire Travers,

White Working-Class Boys: Teachers matter
 
 
‘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.


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