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.
2. Images of Childhood
3. Don't underestimate pupils
4. Making a difference
a) Organisational dimension
b) Pedagogic dimension
c) Individual dimension
d) Social dimension
5. What kind of pupil do we want?
6. Contemporary support for pupil consultation and participation
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