Lisa Russell

Understanding Pupil Resistance- Integrating Gender, Ethnicity and Class: An educational ethnography – Lisa Russell – 2011


The book attempts to understand pupil resistance to mainstream schooling and its meaning in working-class communities and schools. It explores what pupil resistance looks like; how it is played out in the classroom and playground and how is it experienced by the teenagers themselves. A new range of resistances are analysed and used to show how girls’ patterns of resistances have developed and changed. It shows that girls tend to be more aggressive in their tone, visibility and prominence in their resistance and that they tend to operate collectively to enforce more emancipatory powers against certain teachers and the school system.This book tells the story of marginalised youth, the disadvantaged and disengaged, through their experiences and their words.

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