An Exclusive Education: Race, Class and Exclusion in British Schools

An Exclusive Education: Race, Class and Exclusion in British Schools

An Exclusive Education: Race, Class and Exclusion in British Schools

An Exclusive Education: Race, Class and Exclusion in British Schools

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"The exclusion of pupils from schools is a hotly contested issue in contemporary British education, and former headteacher Chris Searle is at the heart of current debate. Searle is a passionate advocate of inclusive education, arguing that it is a key task of any school to actively work for the full inclusive motivation of all its students: excluding pupils is not an acceptable educational option, particularly since a disproportionate percentage of those excluded are black and working class." "The book provides statistical information, together with many case studies of wrongly excluded children. It also describes the attacks made on Searle when he instituted a no permanent exclusion policy as a headteacher in Sheffield." "Searle's view is that exclusions are symptomatic of a wider culture of structural exclusion, and he puts forward alternative policies for dealing with disaffected students. Such policies should be based on strong community participation, and a recognition that feelings of demotivation are often caused be an irrelevant and culturally exclusive curriculum." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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