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Beckett, Lori; Wrigley, Terry – Improving Schools, 2014
This article presents a model of teacher research supported by academic partners to develop a better understanding of the barriers to education faced by young people growing up in poverty. It critiques politicians' demands for teachers to "close the gap" for ignoring the cumulative intergenerational effects of deprivation. The authors…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Barriers
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Beckett, Lori – Improving Schools, 2012
This article is concerned to respond to recent UK governments' attitudes to teachers, who are predominantly women, and who are denied a voice and sense of professionalism. It looks to the role of teacher research in school decision-making, including school improvement, historically in England, which set a pioneering example in years before the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Educational Change