Education; Ethnicity, cultural deprivation

A mindmap displaying possible reasons for differences in achievement in Ethnic groups (Cultural deprivation)

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  • Ethnicity
    • Cultural Deprivation
      • Family structure
        • Black:Higher percentage of lone mother families, lack of male role model, Pryce argues black culture is less resistant to racism
        • Asian families did not lose their culture during colonialism & are seen as more resistant to racism
      • Intellectual & Linguistic Skills
        • Asian: Indian pupils do well despite language barrier
  • Intellectual & Linguistic Skills
    • Asian: Indian pupils do well despite language barrier
  • Attitudes & Values
    • Black: Lack of motivation. socialised into fatalistic subcultures.
    • Cultural Deprivation
      • Family structure
        • Black:Higher percentage of lone mother families, lack of male role model, Pryce argues black culture is less resistant to racism
        • Asian families did not lose their culture during colonialism & are seen as more resistant to racism
  • Parental support
    • Many black families female headed thus lack of male role model & less motivation for boys to work, seen as 'feminine'
    • Asian parents more pushy in education, 'Tiger mothers',  quite expectant of high results
  • Black: due to lack of intellectual stimulation they often have undeveloped reasoning skills-Engelmann & Bereiter

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