Inequalities can be experienced in different forms, from birth to school experiences to the many different modes of learning as we grow up.
This book focuses on educational experience as a lifelong and society-wide issue. The author draws on research, policy and contemporary thinking in the field to provide a comprehensive guide to the educational inequalities that may exist and persist throughout an individual's educational course.
Providing an international perspective on different ethnic, gender and social groups, the book covers a broad range of issues, including:
- theoretical, policy and research developments in the area
- inequalities that may exist during the years of schooling
- government policy
- beyond the school classroom
This book is essential reading for undergraduate students on Education-Studies programmes. It is also useful for students on Masters and Initial Teacher Education programmes.
Emma Smith is Reader in Education at the University of Birmingham