Internal reasons for ethnic differences in achievement.

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  • Internal- ethnic differences in achievement
    • Gillborn and Youdell (2000)
      • Teachers had 'racialised expectations' about black pupils and expected more discipline problems and saw them as threatening. More likely to be punished.
    • Wright (1992)
      • Asian pupils stereotyped- used simplistic language when talking to them, mispronounced their names and saw them as a problem that they could ignore.
    • Sewell (1998)
      • Found that black boys adopted a range of responses to labelling:       -Conformists   -Retreatists     -Rebels
    • David
      • Ethnocentric curriculum- National Curriculum is specifically British that teaches the culture of the 'host community'.


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