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Child Poverty in Wales

Exploring the Challenges for Schooling Future Generations

An analysis of Welsh child poverty that offers potential future solutions.

This book explores child poverty in Wales, specifically in a local school community that identified its causes and effects. It examines the challenges that child poverty poses for schooling future generations, as well as a series of local solutions that personify Wales’s social democratic social imaginary. These responses all significantly contrast those of conservative UK Westminster governments’ policies espousing neoliberal logic for a global economy.

264 pages | 12 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Political Science: Comparative Politics, Public Policy

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Ruth Lupton (University of Manchester)
Editor’s Introduction
‘The little case that can’ conjoin the local & national to address child poverty
by Lori Beckett (Bangor University)
Chapter 1 Children First – A placebased approach to addressing poverty & inequalities by Caryl Lewis (cwmniCELyn)
Chapter 2 A Balancing Act: juggling school policies in a community with unmet needsby Angharad Evans (Ysgol Trem y Mynydd)
Chapter 3 An ‘open door’ school policy for resident families: croeso/welcome! by Dafydd Jones (Ysgol Trem y Mynydd)
Chapter 4 Hungry kids: families’ food insecurity further exposed by the pandemic by Jess Mead Sylvester (Mantell Gwynydd) & Paul Joslin (Wild Elements)
Chapter 5 Pride is key: the built environment, social housing and fuel poverty by Dylan Fernley (Gwynedd Council), Pete Whitby (local resident) and Grant Peisley (Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig)
Chapter 6 It takes a Village’ to realise schoolcommunity development by Gwen Thirsk (Swydddog Buddsoddi Lleol)
Chapter 7 Lyricism & hip hop to counter miseducation in a schoolcommunity in poverty by Owen Maclean & Martin Daws (Letters Grow Project)
Chapter 8 Outdoor learning: addressing student alienation & disengagement by building social capital by Graham French (Bangor University) with Claudia Howard (Wild Elements)
Chapter 9 Collaborative school improvement: Developing researchinformed support for social justice by Richard Watkins (GwE)
Chapter 10 School Heads: Enacting schoolcommunity development in response to child poverty by Eithne Hughes (Association of School & College Leaders, Cymru)
Chapter 11 The consequences of child poverty and inequalities for future generations by Sue Whatman (Griffith University)
Chapter 12 Towards a critical understanding of Wales’ present for future generations by Lori Beckett, Graham French, Carl Hughes (Bangor University) and Gwen Thirsk (Swydddog Buddsoddi Lleol)
Compound List of References
Appendices #1#8

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