<ul><li>Teachers have higher expectations of Asian children especially girls, as they are seen as well behaved and courteo...
<ul><li>African Caribbean males are more likely to form anti-school subcultures. Stuart Hall research has found African-Ca...
<ul><li>This is because they say school simply prepares them for low-paid unskilled jobs </li></ul><ul><li>This has many e...
<ul><li>The Swann Report found only a small number of teachers were overtly racist </li></ul><ul><li>But the report did fi...
<ul><li>Bhatti (1999) found pupils said teachers deliberately ignored or never encouraged children from ethnic minorities;...
<ul><li>Another factor for low attainment is the ethnocentric curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>The curriculum taught in our sc...
<ul><li>For example blacks are portrayed in books as being primitive or subservient </li></ul><ul><li>Text books never rec...
<ul><li>By C Thompson christhomp@aol.com </li></ul>
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Factors Inside School

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  1. 2. <ul><li>Teachers have higher expectations of Asian children especially girls, as they are seen as well behaved and courteous </li></ul><ul><li>In contrast African-Caribbean pupils are seen as trouble makers, to the extent a London Development Agency Education Commission report said the relationship between African-Caribbean students and white teachers was one that shifted between ‘conflict and fear’ </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>African Caribbean males are more likely to form anti-school subcultures. Stuart Hall research has found African-Caribbean pupils tend to form a ‘culture of resistance’ to school </li></ul><ul><li>This resistance takes the shape of refusing to comply with school rules, arguing with teachers etc. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>This is because they say school simply prepares them for low-paid unskilled jobs </li></ul><ul><li>This has many echoes with Paul Willis’s work, especially as the African Caribbean boys are consciously turning away from complying as they recognise there are no equal opportunities. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The Swann Report found only a small number of teachers were overtly racist </li></ul><ul><li>But the report did find some teachers preferred to spend additional time supporting white rather than African Caribbean pupils </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Bhatti (1999) found pupils said teachers deliberately ignored or never encouraged children from ethnic minorities; and were more likely to be told-off than their white counter-parts </li></ul><ul><li>The above could help create a self-fulfilling prophecy for some ethnic minorities. They are identified as being thick or troublesome, and so they act to the label they’ve been given. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Another factor for low attainment is the ethnocentric curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>The curriculum taught in our schools is said by some to focus on the merits and strengths of the white majority and ignoring the ethnic minority </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>For example blacks are portrayed in books as being primitive or subservient </li></ul><ul><li>Text books never recognise the history, art or music, effectively the culture of ethnic minorities </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore you could say the ‘hidden-curriculum’ in schools in England and Wales is one of white supremacy because it ignores the rich diversity other ethnic groups. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>By C Thompson christhomp@aol.com </li></ul>

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