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Researching class in the classroom: addressing the social class attainment gap in Initial Teacher Education
Student teachers explored their understanding of social class and underachievement, in this article which examined the issue of the social class attainment gap in education. The data collected revealed silence and resistance surrounding social class in educational contexts, and social class and underachievement were considered overlapping concepts by teachers' perceptions. The study aimed at preparing teachers to recognize and address barriers to education faced by underachieving working class pupils.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007