Living on the Edge (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
310
Utgivningsdatum
2018-02-19
Upplaga
2 Revised edition
Förlag
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Medarbetare
Wrigley, Terry / McInerney, Peter
Illustrationer
1 Illustrations, unspecified
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 18 mm
Vikt
440 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
Paperback
ISBN
9781433135101
Living on the Edge (häftad)

Living on the Edge

Rethinking Poverty, Class and Schooling, Second Edition

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Living on the Edge: Rethinking Poverty, Class and Schooling, Second Edition confronts one of the most enduring and controversial issues in education-the nexus between poverty and underachievement. This topic stubbornly remains a key contemporary battleground in the struggle to raise standards. Living on the Edge maps and compares a number of competing explanations, critiques inadequate and deficit accounts and offers a more convincing and useful theory. The authors challenge the view that problems can be fixed by discrete initiatives, which in many instances are deeply rooted in deficit views of youth, families and communities. The book systematically interrogates a range of explanations based outside as well as inside schools. It draws upon positive examples of schools which are succeeding in engaging marginalized young people, providing worthwhile forms of learning and improving young lives. This second edition contains two expansive case studies that exemplify, explain and illustrate the themes coursing through the book. Living on the Edge's second edition remains a "must read" for anyone concerned about or implicated in the struggle for more socially just forms of education.
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"This book addresses what is now the central but unaddressed issue in education policy in developed societies-the abhorrent, debilitating and humiliating relationship between poverty and schooling. Smyth and Wrigley rigorously and painfully lay out this relationship and all its aspects and shame us all-policymakers most of all! This is a book that cannot, must not be ignored."-Stephen Ball, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, University of London "Living on the Edge should be compulsory reading for all policy-makers and educators in the developed world (the minority world), and then perhaps decisions about where funding should be allocated would be more easily solved."-Kathryn Paige, British Journal of Educational Studies "Smyth and Wrigley offer a lively and important intervention into current debates about the importance of class that challenges the real-and-imagined totality of capitalist schooling. It is sure to ruffle cherished beliefs about teaching and learning...readers will find this book to be both provocative and engaging."-Gregory Martin, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education "There is no doubt that Living on the Edge is an example of leading critical scholarship... There is much to commend in this new book, but perhaps my highest praise is that I will be recommending it to my policy-making colleagues."-Brenton Prosser, Critical Studies in Education "This timely book should be a wake-up call for the commentariat, policy makers, as well as, educators and researchers that so-called bootstrapping has always been an individual solution to what is in reality a class-related and community-wide problem... Those who read this book will be better equipped whether they are teachers, policy makers or politicians to create schools of hope for children of promise."-David Zyngier, International Studies in Sociology of Education "Living on the Edge...is a highly readable and productively usable book. It is also a timely, necessary and unblinking account of neoliberalism's power in flagrante delicto as it diminishes education to a bruising 'bottom line'. As Stephen Ball urges [in his endorsement], it is a book that 'cannot and must not be ignored'."-N. Geoffrey Bright, Power and Education "Smyth and Wrigley's book is an uncompromising exploration of the factors that contribute to the continuing marginalisation by schools of children [of disadvantage]... This book would have transformed my thinking and practices [as a beginning teacher]. It will do the same for any educator and policy-maker intent on achieving more socially just schooling."-Jane Pearce, Journal of Educational Administration and History "Smyth and Wrigley do a fantastic job of slowly scaffolding their argument around the concept of what class and poverty really are (and what they are not) and how students, families, communities, teachers, and schools are impacted by those things... I found myself exclaiming 'Yes!' and 'Of course!'...throughout the book.... I commend the authors for their comprehensive look at class and poverty and how they impact schooling."-Scott Farver, Education Review "Living on the Edge is a profoundly important book, and given that the policies of the present UK government are likely to make the situation worse, a timely one for British readers. I hope it will be widely read."-Derek Gillard, Forum "Living on the Edge critiques [the] straight-jacket testing agenda that is crippling quality education and exacerbating the problems of poverty... It asserts that quality teaching and learning is a social justice issue."-Janine Kitson, New South Wales Teachers Federation "This book is an essential reading for anyone requiring a sophisticated understanding for how education and class interrelate in ways that reinforce and reproduce social stratification and inequality."-Carlo Raffo, Jou

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John Smyth is Visiting Professor of Education and Social Justice at Huddersfield Centre for Research into Education and Society, University of Huddersfield (UK). He is Emeritus Research Professor of Education, Federation University Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Education, Flinders University of South Australia. He is an elected fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a former Senior Fulbright Research scholar and has received several awards from the American Educational Research Association for his research. His most recent books include The Toxic University: Zombie Leadership, Academic Rock Stars and Neoliberal Ideology (2017), The Socially Just School: Making Space for Youth to Speak Back (2014) and Doing Critical Educational Research: A Conversation with the Research of John Smyth (Peter Lang, 2014). His research interests are in critical policy sociology, social justice and ethnographic forms of research. Terry Wrigley is Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, England, and editor of the international journal Improving Schools. His books include The Power to Learn (2000), Schools of Hope (2003), Another School Is Possible (2006), Changing Schools: Alternative Ways to Make a World of Difference (2012) and Social Justice Re-examined (2012). His research interests are in child poverty, inequality and school policy. Peter McInerney is an independent scholar, former high school teacher and former Research Associate at Federation University Australia. He has authored several books with John Smyth including Becoming Educated: Yong People's Narratives of Disadvantage, Class, Place and Identity (Peter Lang, 2014), From Silent Witnesses to Active Agents: Student Voice in Re-engaging with Learning (Peter Lang, 2012), 'Hanging in with Kids in Tough Times': Engagement in Contexts of Educational Disadvantage in the Relational School (Peter Lang, 2010) and Teachers in the Middle: Reclaiming the Adolescent Years of Schooling (Peter Lang, 2007). His research interests are in forms of school reform that promote social justice.

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Acknowledgments - Bob Lingard: Foreword: Putting Those 'Living on the Edge' at the Centre of Educational Policy and Practice - Preface for the Second Edition - Introduction: Living on the Edge: Rethinking Poverty, Class and Schooling - Making Sense of Class - Understanding Poverty in the Twenty-first Century - Material Poverty and 'Problem' Neighborhoods - Blaming Individuals and Blaming Their Genes - Speaking the Wrong Language - Aspirations and "Cultures of Poverty" - Neoliberal School Reform: Blaming Teachers, Blaming Schools - Improving Schools or Transforming Them: The Politics of Social Justice - Poor Kids Need Rich Teaching - "Live on the Edge...Be the Best You Can": An Australian Study of Student-Oriented Curriculum at Plainsville School - "This Is a Bit of a Life Saver for Me": Insights from Stepping Out, an Alternative Education Program for Students "Living on the Edge" in Regional Australia - Conclusion: Schools for Social Justice: Theories of Good Practice - References - Author Index - Subject Index.