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    • The Swann Report suggested that some ethnic groups enjoy better parental support than others for example a very high proportion 82% of ethnic minority parents went to parents evenings
    • Afro-Caribbean’s have a high level of lone-parenthood which creates increasing difficulties in supporting their children. However as Afro-Caribbean women tend to be left alone to become the main breadwinner, this positive role model could account for African-Caribbean girls doing better than Afro-Caribbean boys
    • Indian Asian and Chinese family life is built around large extended families which provide additional educational support and encouragement
    • Indian Asian and Chinese families place a high value on education which is evident in the high numbers of these groups going onto HE
    • Indian Asian and Chinese families encourage their children to appreciate the value of achievement. As we examined earlier, parental encouragement has a massive impact on a child’s attainment at school
    • By C Thompson christhomp@aol.com