New book – Miseducation: Inequality, education and the working classes

12 October 2017

Miseducation: Inequality, education and the working classes

By Diane Reay FAcSS

In this book Diane Reay FAcSS, herself working class turned Cambridge professor, brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden’s pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century.

Drawing on over 500 interviews, the book includes rich, vivid stories from working class children and young people. It looks at class identity, the inadequate sticking plaster of social mobility, and the effects of wider economic and social class relationships on working class educational experiences.

The book addresses the urgent question of why the working classes are still faring so much worse than the upper and middle classes in education. It reveals how we have ended up with an educational system that still educates the different social classes in fundamentally different ways, and vitally – what we can do to achieve a fairer system.

This book marks the first in the BSA series 21st Century Standpoints, showcasing lively, disruptive, progressive writers who reach beyond the academy.

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