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Author Francis, Becky

Title The Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils : Negotiating Achievement and Peer Cultures
Edition 1
Published London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Policy Context: Educational 'Standards' and Human Capital; 2 Conceptualizing Gender and Achievement; 3 Facilitating High Achievement and the Issue of 'Balance'; 4 Boffins and Geeks: The Social Consequences for Young People Constructed as 'Too Hardworking'; 5 High Achieving and Popular: The Ideal Neoliberal Subject; 6 High Achieving and Popular: How Do They Do It; 7 Implications for Schools; References; Index
Summary How do some students manage to excel in their studies and be popular while other high achievers are treated as social outcasts? This lively and accessible text looks at the relationships between gender, race and social class, and attainment and popularity, for high-achieving pupils. The internationally renowned authors present a lucid theoretical framework that reflects the complexity of these issues, placing them within the broader context of the policies that cause and constrain particular behaviours among teachers and pupils. The authors draw together empirical data, bringing the realities of young people to life and presenting the lessons that can be learnt to enhance the educational achievement of all students. It is an engaging text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students exploring the debates on identity and achievement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Academic achievement -- Sex differences
Academic achievement
Gifted children -- Education
Gifted children -- Social conditions
Academic achievement -- Sex differences.
Academic achievement.
Gifted children -- Education.
Gifted children -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Read, Barbara
Skelton, Christine
ISBN 0826421776