The Best Years of Their Lives? Pupils' Experiences of School

Synopsis

Based on structured research and interviews with British students in years 10 and 11 (15 - 16 years old) about their views on the purpose of school, their own future employment and the way the two connect, this book offers a blistering critique of the purpose of education and its ability to prepare children for the world of work. The issues raised include: the purpose of school, the nature and quality of the curriculum, whether students' time was well spent, whether what they learned was relevant, who influenced them, their views of industry and the world outside. Out of the mouths of babes, the truth comes tumbling and the result is a shocking indictment of an educational system that fails to deliver what it sets out to achieve.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002