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And educational attainment
» By the end of this lesson you will be able to
» Define ethnicity
» Summarise the problems of categorisation of
ethnic gr...
» The term “race” relates to supposed biological
differences such as differences in skin colour, hair
texture or shape of ...
» For this reason most sociologists do not
consider “race” to be a meaningful concept .

» Ethnicity is a more useful conc...
»What is ethnicity?
˃ Write your own definition

Lawson and Garrod (2000) –
Ethnic groups are “people who share
common his...
» Problems with ethnicity?
˃ Who to include?
˃ Mixed ethnicity?
˃ How you feel or who your parents are?

˃ 2nd/3rd generat...
» Ethnicity is not something that ‘other people’
have.
» Everyone has an ethnicity
» Ethnicity is not necessarily defined ...
» David Crystal (2003)
» Well over 100 languages are in routine use in
the UK
» The UK is multicultural
» Children from ethnic minority groups make up
21% of the populations of schools
Boys

Girls

40
45
73
51
68
51

55
58
84
61
76
61

Percentage of pupils
gaining 5 or more GCSE
grades A* - C by ethnicity
...
1. What is significant about the difference between boy’s
and girl’s performance

2. Which ethnic group perform best overa...
» A common mistake in exam questions on this topic is to
say that children from ethnic minorities underachieve in
educatio...
INTERNAL FACTORS

»

EXTERNAL FACTORS
» By the end of this lesson you will be able to
» Define ethnicity
» Summarise the problems of categorisation of
ethnic gr...
a strict or demanding mother who pushes her
children to high levels of achievement, using
methods regarded as typical of c...
Ethnic differences in educational achievement
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Ethnic differences in educational achievement

  1. 1. And educational attainment
  2. 2. » By the end of this lesson you will be able to » Define ethnicity » Summarise the problems of categorisation of ethnic groups » Draw a chart showing educational achievement and ethnicity » Create a mind map of external factors of ethnic differences in educational achievement.
  3. 3. » The term “race” relates to supposed biological differences such as differences in skin colour, hair texture or shape of eyes as between different social groups. » However it can be shown that it is perfectly possible that if we consider at random, say, two white people and one black person, the overall genetic characteristics of one white person and the black person may be more similar than those of the two white people.
  4. 4. » For this reason most sociologists do not consider “race” to be a meaningful concept . » Ethnicity is a more useful concept.
  5. 5. »What is ethnicity? ˃ Write your own definition Lawson and Garrod (2000) – Ethnic groups are “people who share common history, customs and identity, as well as, in most cases, language and religion, and who see themselves as a distinct unit”.
  6. 6. » Problems with ethnicity? ˃ Who to include? ˃ Mixed ethnicity? ˃ How you feel or who your parents are? ˃ 2nd/3rd generations
  7. 7. » Ethnicity is not something that ‘other people’ have. » Everyone has an ethnicity » Ethnicity is not necessarily defined by physical features » Although many ethnic minority groups in the UK are non-white, not all of them are
  8. 8. » David Crystal (2003) » Well over 100 languages are in routine use in the UK
  9. 9. » The UK is multicultural » Children from ethnic minority groups make up 21% of the populations of schools
  10. 10. Boys Girls 40 45 73 51 68 51 55 58 84 61 76 61 Percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more GCSE grades A* - C by ethnicity and gender 2006 Ethnic group Black Pakistani Chinese Bangladeshi Indian White
  11. 11. 1. What is significant about the difference between boy’s and girl’s performance 2. Which ethnic group perform best overall? 3. Which group perform second best? 4. Which group perform worst overall?
  12. 12. » A common mistake in exam questions on this topic is to say that children from ethnic minorities underachieve in education. » There are class and gendered differences within all ethnic groups
  13. 13. INTERNAL FACTORS » EXTERNAL FACTORS
  14. 14. » By the end of this lesson you will be able to » Define ethnicity » Summarise the problems of categorisation of ethnic groups » Draw a chart showing educational achievement and ethnicity » Create a mind map of external factors of ethnic differences in educational achievement.
  15. 15. a strict or demanding mother who pushes her children to high levels of achievement, using methods regarded as typical of childrearing in China and other parts of East Asia:

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