Chapter 9. The Working-Class Girls, Including Donna, at School

  1. Barbara Tizard and
  2. Martin Hughes

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774328.ch9

Young Children Learning

Young Children Learning

How to Cite

Tizard, B. and Hughes, M. (2002) The Working-Class Girls, Including Donna, at School, in Young Children Learning, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774328.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631236153

Online ISBN: 9780470774328



  • working-class girls;
  • educational achievements;
  • psychologists;
  • teachers;
  • middle-class mothers


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Keeping the Conversation Going: Working-Class Children

  • Use of Language for Complex Purposes

  • Why the Children Approached the Staff

  • References to Home Life at School

  • Why were the Working-Class Girls so Affected by School?

  • The Teachers' Behaviour Towards the Working-Class Girls

  • Donna at School

  • Overview