In The Working Class Ian Gilbert tackles the key issues of access, inclusion, poverty, inequality and disadvantage within education by collating the viewpoints and experiences of a wide range of contributors.
The range of enlightening insights shared, and research cited, underlines that the achievement gap both within and between schools is still very evident. The contributors' powerful arguments show clear evidence that further pragmatic action is still needed to reduce and eradicate educational inequality and lack of opportunity. From their own experience and social background, readers will be able to relate to and empathise with the wide range of contributions on the impact of inequality.
The Working Class is an excellent read, and will hopefully bring about more effective change for the disadvantaged.