A Case Study into the Lived Experience of Education in Easterhouse
(2014) A Case Study into the Lived Experience of Education in Easterhouse, no. 58.
This study into the experience of education within the context of Easterhouse in Glasgow was motivated by the desire to see whether education remained the 'royal road' to young people from a disadvantaged or working class background and locality to achieving social mobility. In asking this question the research inevitably addressed other weighty subjects such as whether (local) Scottish society is experienced as 'open' or is still 'closed' as argued by a sociologist like Marshall (1997). To that effect this paper focuses on individual attitudes toward education within the area of Easterhouse, which has considerable levels of deprivation (SIMD, 2014). In particular the attitudes of young people in relation to education and the impact that living in Easterhouse has on young people's educational attainment.