Product reviews for The Working Classroom

Duncan Jacques CBE, CEO, Exceed Academies Trust

The Working Classroom is a thought provoking and challenging read. It unpicks the ways in which working class students are disadvantaged by an education system designed without them in mind and looks at some practical ways in which we as a profession could be doing more to improve the life chances of the disadvantaged. We all go into teaching in the hope that we can make a difference but Andy and Matt challenge those ideals by suggesting that unless we change what we are doing we are likely to be simply contributing to an educational regime which continues to fail those who start their learning journey in last place. Doing what we’ve always done perpetuates a system which is designed by the middle class for the middle class and continues to see the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ widening.

Bethan | 21/09/2023 16:38
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