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Author Abrams, Fran, 1963-
Title Learning to fail : how society lets young people down / Fran Abrams.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.

Author Abrams, Fran, 1963-
Subject Youth with social disabilities -- Education -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
School failure -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Youth -- Employment -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Youth -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 167 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-167).
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; The young people (some names have been changed); Introduction; Chapter 1 The importance of places; Chapter 2 Changing chances; Chapter 3 Aspirations; Chapter 4 Poverty; Chapter 5 School; Chapter 6 Changing families; Chapter 7 Street life; Chapter 8 Making choices; Chapter 9 Further trouble; Chapter 10 The world of work; Chapter 11 Race matters; Chapter 12 The difference for girls; Chapter 13 Reaching out; Conclusions; Footnote -- outcomes; Bibliography.
Summary Blending interviews with those most closely affected together with views from key commentators and experts the author creates a vivid picture of a system and societal failure ... a failure both that is at once both embarrassing and avoidable.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780203864821 (electronic bk.)
0203864824 (electronic bk.)
9781135264833 (e-book ; PDF)
9781135264789 (e-book ; Mobi)
9781135264826 (e-book ; ePub)
OCLC # 466904220
Additional Format Print version: Abrams, Fran, 1963- Learning to fail. London ; New York : Routledge, 2010 9780415483957 (DLC) 2009017720 (OCoLC)297149137

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