Educational relationships outside school: why access is important

Felicity Wikeley, Kate Bullock, Yolande Muschamp, Tess Ridge

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    This study examines educational relationships in out-of-school activities and their impact on young people’s learning, comparing the experiences of impoverished young people with those of their more affluent peers. The relationship between poverty and lack of school attainment is well established but policy initiatives to address this have had only partial success. Conducting interviews with 55 young people, this research explores the opportunities that young people have for developing positive, focused educational relationships with adults through out-of-school activities. Research shows that young people from low-income families participate in fewer of these activities than those from more affluent homes. The report examines the benefits of out-of-school activities for young people and their potential to improve engagement in school and educational outcomes
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
    Media of outputOnline
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Poverty
    • Children
    • Education
    • Educational inequality
    • Social inequality
    • Educational relationships


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