Failing Working-Class Girls Gillian Plummer

ISBN: 9781858561738

Published: April 1st 2000

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231 pages


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Failing Working-Class Girls  by  Gillian Plummer

Failing Working-Class Girls by Gillian Plummer
April 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 231 pages | ISBN: 9781858561738 | 5.72 Mb

The discussion among the author and her degree-winning working class woman subjects affords insights into the backgrounds of working-class girls. It shows how both mothers and fathers held low expectations of education and what it might offer theirMoreThe discussion among the author and her degree-winning working class woman subjects affords insights into the backgrounds of working-class girls.

It shows how both mothers and fathers held low expectations of education and what it might offer their daughters, so did little to support their education. It exposes the pattern of early marriage with an unskilled and often exploited partner who, whether earning or not, saw himself as the sole provider and even the possessor of his wife and daughters.

It turns a spotlight on teachers and reveals how, instead of encouraging these misfits to succeed, they themselves discriminated against the bright working-class girls who managed to gain entry to privileged schools or grammar streams.



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