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Russell, Lisa; Thomson, Pat – Ethnography and Education, 2011
UK Government policy states that all young people aged 14-19 are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum, with access to "personalised" education and training pathways. With boys currently leading the statistics on exclusion, girls' educational and social needs are often sidelined in alternative education provision, as the majority…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Vincent, Kerry; Thomson, Pat – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
Policy in England identifies pregnant schoolgirls as a particularly vulnerable group and emphasises the importance of education as a way of improving the life chances of those who become pregnant while young. This paper draws on repeat interviews conducted over a twelve-month period to compare and contrast the stories of four young women. The…
Descriptors: Females, Pregnancy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Gunter, Helen; Thomson, Pat – Management in Education, 2007
We examine the position and positioning of children in leadership studies through describing a project where we have worked with children as researchers and policymakers. The research group that we are a part of is located in a successful secondary school, and we have worked together over the past two years to find out more about student and staff…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Policy, Instructional Leadership, Secondary Schools