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Young and Homeless

Exploring the education, life experiences and aspirations of homeless youth

By Tina Byrom and Sheine Peart

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Price: £24.99
Published: 1 August 2017
Paperback / softback, 188 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm

Why do young people become homeless, and what might be done about it? This new study is important reading for academics and students of education, sociology or social work who wish to explore and understand the experiences of homeless young people. Their stories about their aspirations, experiences of schooling and the family breakdowns that culminate in their becoming homeless challenge tired assumptions about homelessness.

Through exploring one effective support service, the book provides positive and far-reaching strategies to assist young people in difficult predicaments back into secure accommodation.

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Educator Most Extraordinary

The life and achievements of Harry Rée, 1914–1991

By Jonathan M. Daube

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Price: £24.99

Published: 15 August 2017

Paperback / softback, 269 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm

This is the extraordinary story of Harry Rée, ‘the pre-eminent educationalist of the post-War years’. The youngest of eight children, he went to Cambridge and then into teaching, and after ten years as headmaster of Watford Boys’ Grammar School he became a fervent advocate for comprehensives. The first professor appointed at the University of York, he argued for innumerable causes: community education, comprehensives, curricular reform, voluntary suicide, and much else. His life and thought explored such questions as: What can you do if you truly believe in the power of education? What does it mean to live a life committed to public service? Is one person’s compromise another’s sell-out? And what does it mean to be a visionary?

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