Educational Aspirations: How English Schools Can Work With Parents To Keep Them On Track

Are aspirations as important as how students can achieve them? This new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that the real challenge for disadvantaged young people is achieving their aspirations. The study argues that schools and policy-makers in England put a lot of effort into ‘raising aspirations’ to increase achievement among disadvantaged pupils, but this is based on false assumptions about low aspirations. Leadership Briefing issue 7.08 (80)

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