The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices

August 4, 2019 - Comment

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Anonymous says:

Words With Voices That Will Be Heard I have engaged with this brilliant piece of work on so many levels.Professor Diane Reay says that what UK society needs more than anything else right now is greater equality and less social and economic distance between its citizens. Reay cites R.H. Tawney and his saying that no class is good enough to do its thinking for another. Reay concludes that now, more than ever the ruling elite has no knowledge of, or interest in what that other actually thinks. Ian Gilbert has assembled an…

Anonymous says:

You will be glad you did. What a fantastic book! I feel challenged, frustrated and determined in equal measure. I am reminded that this profession of mine is a privilege and (I write this review during the Easter holidays) I cannot wait to get back in the classroom. As somebody that will forever identify with the working class, I would urge and encourage you to read this book. It can’t provide us with an answer but it certainly forces us to contemplate the problem.

Anonymous says:

Touches Your Heart And Your Professional Soul A beautiful anthology which is so difficult, yet so wonderful to read. Just like the best learning, perhaps more questions, than answers. However, if you are committed to loving and empowering your learners, you will take hope, inspiration and synergy from the collective words.

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