Horgan, Goretti (2009) “ ’That child is smart because he is rich: the impact of poverty on young children’s experience of school ”. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 13 (4). pp. 359-376. [Journal article]
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There is little information about, and understanding of, how children from families living in poverty experience school, as opposed to children from better-off families. This paper is based on the views of children aged 5 – 11 in schools across Northern Ireland. It argues that family poverty impacts on every aspect of a child’s experience of school from the earliest years of primary school and, therefore, that policy interventions to improve educational outcomes are unlikely to be effective unless they are accompanied by far broader social policy initiatives to reduce poverty and inequality.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||children; poverty; experience; methodology; education|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
|Deposited By:||Ms Goretti Horgan|
|Deposited On:||01 Feb 2010 11:37|
|Last Modified:||04 May 2011 09:46|
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