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This book provides national governments and school ommunities with a model way of working to push back against child poverty, showcasing Wales’s social democracy as different from the UK conservative neoliberal project that has wreaked havoc in its four different jurisdictions.

Mae'r gyfrol hon yn darparu ffordd ardderchog ar gyfer llywodraethau cenedlaethol a chymunedau ysgol i weithio tuag at wrthsefyll effeithiau tlodi plant, a hynny trwy ddangos bod democratiaeth gymdeithasol Cymru yn gwbl wahanol i'r cynlluniau ceidwadol neo-ryddfrydol yn y Deyrnas Unedig a barodd ddifrod mawr yn ystod pedwar cyfnod o reolaeth.

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Table of Contents:

Foreword by Ruth Lupton (University of Manchester)

Editor's Introduction

'The little case that can' conjoin the local & national to address child poverty

by Lori Beckett (Bangor University)

Chapter 1 Children First – A place-based approach to addressing poverty & inequalities by Caryl Lewis (cwmniCELyn)

Chapter 2 A Balancing Act: juggling school policies in a community with unmet needsby Angharad Evans (Ysgol Trem y Mynydd)

Chapter 3 An 'open door' school policy for resident families: croeso/welcome! by Dafydd Jones (Ysgol Trem y Mynydd)

Chapter 4 Hungry kids: families' food insecurity further exposed by the pandemic by Jess Mead Sylvester (Mantell Gwynydd) & Paul Joslin (Wild Elements)

Chapter 5 Pride is key: the built environment, social housing and fuel poverty by Dylan Fernley (Gwynedd Council), Pete Whitby (local resident) and Grant Peisley (Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig)

Chapter 6 It takes a Village’ to realise school-community development by Gwen Thirsk (Swydddog Buddsoddi Lleol)

Chapter 7 Lyricism & hip hop to counter miseducation in a school-community in poverty by Owen Maclean & Martin Daws (Letters Grow Project)

Chapter 8 Outdoor learning: addressing student alienation & disengagement by building social capital by Graham French (Bangor University) with Claudia Howard (Wild Elements)

Chapter 9 Collaborative school improvement: Developing research-informed support for social justice by Richard Watkins (GwE)

Chapter 10 School Heads: Enacting school-community development in response to child poverty by Eithne Hughes (Association of School & College Leaders, Cymru)

Chapter 11 The consequences of child poverty and inequalities for future generations by Sue Whatman (Griffith University)

Chapter 12 Towards a critical understanding of Wales' present for future generations by Lori Beckett, Graham French, Carl Hughes (Bangor University) and Gwen Thirsk (Swyddog Buddsoddi Lleol)

Compound List of References

Appendices #1-#8

Author Biography:

Lori Beckett is now semi-retired as Visiting Professor at Bangor University, and is academic partner to a local school-community (given the pseudonym Trem y Mynydd) in Gwynedd.

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