Education and Disadvantaged Children and Young People

Education and Disadvantaged Children and Young People

by Mitsuko Matsumoto

Mitsuko Matsumoto gained her DPhil at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK. She currently collaborates with el Fundación Education para el Empleo in Madrid, Spain, and has worked for the UN Liaison Office of Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist association that promotes peace, culture and education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
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    978-1-4411-9799-3 (hardback)

    978-1-4411-1796-0 (paperback)

    978-1-4411-9714-6 (epub)

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    978-1-4725-5290-7 (online)
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Education and Disadvantaged Children and Young People
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Do street children go to school, and if not, why not? What kind of education can be 'meaningful' to young people affected by conflict?

The contributors explore groups of children and young people who have no, or very limited, educational opportunities in various contexts, including Vietnam, Ukraine, the UK, the USA, and India. They explore a number of educational initiatives that have contributed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children, drawing on the perceptions and experiences of disadvantaged children and young people themselves.

Each chapter contains contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and an annotated list of suggested reading to support further exploration.