'We haven't done enough for White working class children': issues of distributive justice and ethnic identity politics

Keddie, Amanda (2013) 'We haven't done enough for White working class children': issues of distributive justice and ethnic identity politics. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 18 4: 515-534. doi:10.1080/13613324.2013.843518

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Author Keddie, Amanda
Title 'We haven't done enough for White working class children': issues of distributive justice and ethnic identity politics
Journal name Race, Ethnicity and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1361-3324
1470-109X
Publication date 2013-12-16
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13613324.2013.843518
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 515
End page 534
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article explores the politically contentious issue of White working-class student under-achievement within one particular school – a large and culturally diverse comprehensive secondary school in the greater London area. The article examines the equity philosophies and identity politics articulated by staff in their understanding of and approach to this under-achievement. It challenges the distributive logic and group identity politics that simplify, dislocate and distort equity issues. The article provides an illustration and theorising of remedies that offer potential in raising the educational performance of White working-class students – remedies not based on ethnic identity but rather on destabilizing the patterns of economic distribution and social disengagement that compromise these students’ schooling attainment.
Keyword White working-class underachievement
Distributive justice
Identity politics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 16 Dec 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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