Miriam Doran is a Lecturer in Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Her research interests include issues pertaining to social class, gender and educational policy. Miriam previously worked in two national support services in Ireland with responsibility for continuous professional development of primary and post primary teachers. Prior to that, she taught at post primary level for over twenty years. This work is adapted from a PhD thesis completed in 2014 and is an inaugural academic book publication for this researcher. This ethnographic study has generated interest at many conferences in Ireland and the UK to date, where Miriam has presented papers based on its substantive findings.