High Achieving White Working Class (HAWWC) Boys – what factors supported these boys to succeed against the odds?
We are delighted to announce the focus of our next SHU 0-5 CPD network event on 17th May 2017 will be "High Achieving White Working Class (HAWWC) Boys – what factors supported these boys to succeed against the odds?"
This research project addressed the policy question of how we might enhance the educational achievement of young, white working boys (identified as boys growing up in low income households) in order to close the gap in their attainment on entry to compulsory schooling, improve access to the free early education offer and enable greater social mobility. The project worked affirmatively with a carefully selected cohort of high-achieving, young, white working class (HAWWC) boys, their families and early education settings from 3 regionally selected urban, rural and coastal communities. The cohort provides positive role models to identify the behaviours and interactions that can enable underachieving, less advantaged, young, white working class boys to experience more positive home learning experiences, access a quality free early education place and improve their attainment.
At our event Professors Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram will summarise the findings of this work and explore some of the ways in which barriers to success can be overcome.
There will be an opportunity for networking and discussion and we will provide a research and policy update.