Moving : A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility, Hardback Book

Moving : A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility Hardback


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Social mobility--the chance, through education, to achieve greater success compared to one's parents--is one of the most compelling issues of our time. In Moving, renowned professor, government adviser, and global change agent Andy Hargreaves shares candid, poignant and occasionally hilarious personal experiences of social mobility. Deeply revealing, emotionally direct, and intellectually insightful, the book begins in 1950s Northwest England and takes readers up to Hargreaves's university education in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Hargreaves openly shares how class movement has affected him throughout life, links his narrative to classic and contemporary research and realities, and calls on society to reverse the increasing levels of social immobility and inequity worldwide.

Use this resource to inspire your work in increasing learning for every student:

  • Learn, through the author's research and firsthand account, how issues surrounding mobility, equity, and education in the 20th century are still reflected in 21st-century life.
  • Understand the obstacles of socially mobile students as they negotiate schoolwork, poverty, cultural collisions, and personal hardship.
  • Witness how Hargreaves's experiences of testing, selection, ADHD, inspiring and uninspiring teaching, whole-child inclusion, and elitist exclusion are still alive and well in education today.
  • Study three alternative scenarios for the future of social mobility that highlight the best ways to address both mobility and equity and to deal with the strains experienced by students who succeed in becoming mobile.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: Move On Up
Chapter 2: No One Likes Us; We Don't Care
Chapter 3: How the Light Gets
Chapter 4: End of Eden
Chapter 5: Worlds Apart
Chapter 6: Higher Loves
Chapter 7: The Full Monty
Chapter 8: The Bigger Picture


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