A compelling account of contemporary schooling from the pupils' perspective.
This fascinating book focuses on those who are most affected by changes in education policy and systems-the pupils. It draws on empirical evidence from a number of research projects and distils this into a compelling account of contemporary schooling from the pupils' perspective. Jean Rudduck calls for a shift in the way we currently view young people at school and sets out a case for radically rethinking aspects of school organization, relationships and practice. Her research confirms that we need to see pupils differently, to re-assess their capabilities and reflect on what they are capable of being and doing.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: The Case For Changing Our 1 (13)
Perceptions Of Young People
2 Don't Underestimate Pupils 14 (15)
3 Making A Difference 29 (71)
The Organizational Dimension 30 (24)
The Individual Dimension 54 (20)
The Pedagogic Dimension 74 (12)
The Social Dimension 86 (14)
4 A Broad Advocacy: Individuals And Movements 100 (26)
5 What Kind Of Pupil Do We Want In School? 126 (13)
6 Pupil Voice And Schools: The Transformative 139 (20)
Appendix: Information On The Contributing 159 (8)
References 167 (18)