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May 8, 2018 / C H Thompson

ETHNICITY AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL

  • understanding of ethnicity and ethnic minority achievement in school is made easier by separating factors outside school with those influential factors inside school
  • The achievement of ethnic minority pupils in UK schools is very complex
  • The Swann Report of 1985 examined the underachievement of some ethnic minority groups
  • It’s important not see ethnic minorities as a homogenised (single group), this is because patterns of achievement between diverse ethnic groups is varied
  • Pupils of Indian and Chinese origin tend to do very well, making best progress and levels of achievement
  • By contrast, pupils of Pakistani origin show a varied pattern of achievement with some doing very well while others did relatively poorly
  • Nevertheless, minority ethnic tend to underachieve when compared to other population groups

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