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'That child is smart because he's rich': the impact of poverty on young children’s experiences of school

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Horgan, Goretti (2009) 'That child is smart because he's rich': the impact of poverty on young children’s experiences of school. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 13 (4). pp. 359-376. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603110802707779

DOI: 10.1080/13603110802707779

Abstract

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
ID Code:10925
Deposited By:Ms Goretti Horgan
Deposited On:01 Feb 2010 11:37
Last Modified:03 Sep 2013 12:03

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