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May 8, 2018 / C H Thompson

ETHNICITY AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL – outside school factors

  • Racism outside school – Stuart Hall identified a ‘culture of resistance’ among African-Caribbean youths as a reaction to racial prejudice in society
  • Family life – some minority ethnic groups have stronger parental support than others. African-Caribbean have high levels of lone-parenthood and the subsequent material problems.
  • Tony Sewell (1997) argued African-Caribbean boys growing up in lone parent households lacked male role models found in father figure. In contrast Asian family families tend to be extended families offering high levels of support.

In addition Archer (2006) found Chinese students and parents put a high value on education as it gave the family a high standing in their community

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