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Youth Marginality in BritainContemporary Studies of Austerity$
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Shane Blackman and Ruth Rogers

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447330523

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.001.0001

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A school for our community:critically assessing discourses of marginality in the establishment of a free school

A school for our community:critically assessing discourses of marginality in the establishment of a free school

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(p.177) Eleven A school for our community:critically assessing discourses of marginality in the establishment of a free school
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Youth Marginality in Britain
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Claire Tupling

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0012

Claire Tupling examines the case study of a Free School to challenge whether Free Schools are really designed to be responsive to the needs of local communities. She argues Free Schools may not reflect the diversity of local communities, failing to offer increased educational opportunities for the most disadvantaged pupils. Thus, the lack of available school places within the local community threatens the very existence of itself as community. She draws upon the concept of ‘imagined communities’ to demonstrates how the term community is employed in local political and popular discourses to identify, and secure a school for, the ideal pupil. With the result that disadvantaged pupils who should be at the school are deemed as belonging outside of the community.

Keywords:   Youth Marginality, Education, Community, Social Disadvantage, Imagined Communities

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