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O'Boyle, Aisling – London Review of Education, 2013
This paper examines the reasons why young people's talk about themselves and their educational experiences do not seem to be valued in public discourse about education. Drawing on a national dataset of student focus groups, it illustrates how students talk about themselves in educational contexts in a way that is entirely different and more…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Focus Groups, Educational Experience, Language Usage
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Duffy, Gavin; Elwood, Jannette – London Review of Education, 2013
In addressing educational disengagement, government policy in England focuses primarily on raising the age of educational participation, promoting vocationalism and directing resources at the population of young people not engaged in any education, employment or training (NEETs). However, "disengagement" is a more fluid and dynamic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment