This paper reports on key findings from 32,831research participants that investigated the factors which affect poverty and attainment in mostly rural education settings across 12 counties in Wales.
A multi- methodological research, it identifies and evaluates multiple factors that affect educational attainment from the perspectives of pupils and key stakeholders in education and explores their expressed needs, aspirations and perceptions to offer guidance on future needs of government policy and planning. It argues a case for targeted and subject specific support from educationalists to normalise scholastic and extra-scholastic learning culture amongst parents whose children would most benefit.


  • poverty, children and young people, qualitative, social research, social policy, quantitative, Schools, multi-level model , Wales, Attainment, free school meals, Rural, Urban, Coastal
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2018
EventA Child's World Conference 2018 - Aberystwyth University , Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 201813 Jul 2018


ConferenceA Child's World Conference 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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