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Knowing your place? The urban as an educational resource

James, David ORCID: 2017. Knowing your place? The urban as an educational resource. Pink, William T. and Noblit, George, eds. Second International Handbook of Urban Education, Springer International Handbooks of Education, Berlin: Springer, 1041–1058. (10.1007/978-3-319-40317-5_56)

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This chapter examines some ways in which ‘the urban’ appears to function as an educational resource in English schooling. It outlines findings drawn from two different research projects – an evaluation of an area-based curriculum, and a study of white middle-class ‘against the grain’ secondary school choice. These show us two opposing conceptions of the urban as an educational resource and their comparison highlights serious implications for aspects of learning and achievement. The chapter concludes with the argument that the use of the urban as a resource always begs questions of equity.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319403151
Funders: ESRC, RSA
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024 12:30

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