The New Labour Government puts Education, Education, Education at the heart of its agenda but is it doing enough to combat educational disadvantage?
Combating Educational Disadvantage sets the discussion of educational disadvantage within the socio-political context of the 1980s and 1990s, with its market philosophy in education and brings together the contributions of leading writers and researchers of international standing.

chapter 1|14 pages


ByTheo Cox

part Part I|86 pages

Vulnerable Groups

chapter 2|20 pages

Ethnic Minorities and Education: New Disadvantages

BySally Tomlinson

chapter 3|16 pages

Boys' Underachievement: Social Class and Changing Masculinities

ByHelen Lucey, Valerie Walkerdine

chapter 4|12 pages

Pupil Absenteeism in the Primary School

ByTim Carroll

part Part II|172 pages

Meeting the Needs of the Disadvantaged

chapter 9|20 pages

Pupils' Perspectives on their Education

ByTheo Cox

chapter 10|21 pages

Can School Improvement Overcome the Effects of Disadvantage?

ByPeter Mortimore, Geoff Whitty

chapter 11|14 pages

LEAS: The Problem or the Solution?

ByAnne Sofer

chapter 12|18 pages

Combating Unequal Access to Education: The Work of a Local Education Authority Educational Psychology Service

ByIrvine S. Gersch, Terry Cope, Graham Pratt, Gill Sassienie, Shungu Hilda M’gadzah, Satwinder Saraon, Michael Sutoris, David Townley

chapter 15|13 pages

15 Support for Lifelong Learning

ByJohn MacBeath

chapter 16|14 pages

16 Overview

ByTheo Cox