ITE materials: The Social Class Attainment Gap


This resource is particularly suitable for use by ITE Tutors wanting to promote a discussion of issues to do with social mobility and intergenerational educational disadvantage. It consists of a number of separate items including a link to an episode of Teachers TV - ‘School Matters - Estelle Morris on the Attainment Gap' - that explores proactive practices in some schools.  There are also links to four newspaper articles. Penny Wark's article Lost white boys contains a detailed exploration of the relationship between poverty, gender and educational achievement, an issue of increasing concern at policy level (Free School Meals).  Suggested discussion points and notes accompany all of these resources.

Louise Gazeley
University of Sussex

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Louise Gazeley, University of Sussex

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