Pupil, Teacher and Parent views on secondary education in an economically deprived former coal mining town in the UK

COLDWELL, M. R. and HOLLAND, M. R. (2001). Pupil, Teacher and Parent views on secondary education in an economically deprived former coal mining town in the UK. In: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 10-14, 2001.

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss views of pupils, parents and teachers in a deprived area, Coalton, in the North of England. Funding to regenerate the area was used to improve educational attainment, and as part of the work to assess its success a large scale, longitudinal survey was conducted. In this paper, views of 12 year olds on transfer to secondary schools and views of 16 year olds on leaving school, as well views of their parents and teachers, are presented. In addition, we examine differences in attitudes to school between the 12 year olds and 16 year olds. We conclude that pupil attitudes appear to deteriorate throughout the years of secondary education, and that projects aiming to tackle this problem should be supported. We briefly report on one such project in Coalition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 10-14, 2001.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 11:37
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/176

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