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Analysing underachievement in schools [electronic resource] / Emma Smith.

By: Smith, Emma (Professor).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Empirical studies in education: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xi, 212 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781847143204 (electronic bk.); 1847143202 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Academic achievement | Underachievement | Education and state | EDUCATION -- Educational Psychology | Schule | Leistungsmessung | MisserfolgGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Analysing underachievement in schools.DDC classification: 370.1523 Other classification: 81.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of tables; List of figures; Preface; 1 Introducing underachievement; 2 Underachievement and national educational crisis accounts; 3 Reconsidering the 'failing nation' debates; 4 Failing boys and 'moral panics'; 5 Reconsidering underachieving students; 6 What is underachievement?; 7 Measuring underachievement; 8 Measuring low achievement; 9 Understanding underachievement; 10 So, what works? Strategies to close the achievement gap; Appendix 1 Further details of research methods; Appendix 2 Multiple regression model for identifying underachieving students.
Summary: Underachievement in school is one of the most widely used terms in education today. As a discourse it has been responsible for influencing government policy, staffroom discussions, as well as the pages of academic journals and the TES. It is also a subject which raises questions about what we expect from a fair and equitable education system. This book will provide a critical analysis of two sides of the underachievement debate, at each of the three levels of focus - international, the UK and the individual. On the one hand, it will consider the 'crisis account; of falling standards and failin.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-208) and index.

List of tables; List of figures; Preface; 1 Introducing underachievement; 2 Underachievement and national educational crisis accounts; 3 Reconsidering the 'failing nation' debates; 4 Failing boys and 'moral panics'; 5 Reconsidering underachieving students; 6 What is underachievement?; 7 Measuring underachievement; 8 Measuring low achievement; 9 Understanding underachievement; 10 So, what works? Strategies to close the achievement gap; Appendix 1 Further details of research methods; Appendix 2 Multiple regression model for identifying underachieving students.

Underachievement in school is one of the most widely used terms in education today. As a discourse it has been responsible for influencing government policy, staffroom discussions, as well as the pages of academic journals and the TES. It is also a subject which raises questions about what we expect from a fair and equitable education system. This book will provide a critical analysis of two sides of the underachievement debate, at each of the three levels of focus - international, the UK and the individual. On the one hand, it will consider the 'crisis account; of falling standards and failin.

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