Disengagement From Education

January 2016
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    6th January 2016
  • ISBN 9781858566818
  • Language English
  • Pages 188 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.5"

Disengagement from education among 11–19-year-olds remains of great concern. This book draws together current thinking and research in education and the social sciences to explore the complexities of the disengagement process and the long-term consequences of dropping out of school or college. It presents case studies of effective initiatives for preventing disengagement and for re-engaging young people in education.

Lynne Rogers examines schools, colleges, juvenile justice settings and the situation of young people who are not in education, training or employment (NEET). She explores disengagement in relation to special educational needs, transitions, curriculum and pedagogy, alternative curricula, and teachers and teacher training, and she sets out how those who work with 11–19-year-olds in the developed world can best challenge disengagement from education and help break cycles of inter-generational disadvantage.

The book is essential reading for teachers, senior managers and non-teaching staff in schools, colleges, juvenile justice, and for youth workers and policy makers.

"Disengagement from Education is a valuable and accessible synthesis of our knowledge of educational disengagement, its meaning, origins and remediation. This is a work which is thankfully sensitive to context, while harvesting insights from a variety of different national and institutional settings. Disengagement from Education will be well-received by educators, researchers, policy-makers and administrators for its clarity, coverage, organization and its commitment to effective intervention to reduce the experience of educational failure and disconnection which affects learners at many different levels of education."

Richard Teese, Emeritus Professor of Education - , University of Melbourne

“The strong focus on system responses and not simply on the individual makes this book of real relevance for educators and policymakers, as well as for students across professions engaging with marginalized groups.”

Dr. Paul Downes, Director, Educational Disadvantage Centre, Dublin City University

“This invaluable and accessible book provides an outstanding review of the issues relating to young people’s disengagement from education in the UK and internationally….It is written with passion and an evident care for the disengaged and is essential reading for all of those interested in the field whether their focus is practice or research.”

Susan Hallam, Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education

1. Background
2. Understanding disengagement
3. Secondary school
4. Further Education, vocational education and training
5. Young people in the criminal justice system
6. Not in education, employment or training
7. Special Educational Needs
8. Transitions
9. Alternative educational provision
10. Curricula and pedagogy
11. Teachers and teacher training
12. Overview

Lynne Rogers

Lynne Rogers is Reader in Education at the UCL Institute of Education.