Found that teachers percieved and treated ethnic minority children differently from whie children.
- Asian children seen as a problem but ignored and recieved least attention and were excluded from classroom discussions
- Teachers also found that Asian pupils were more diciplined and highly motivated
- African Carribean boys were expected to behave badly and the attention recieved was mostly negative.
- Their behaviour was seen as aggressive, disobedient and disruptive.
- Mostly singled out for critisism
- Actions done by this ethnic minority was ignored in other children
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- Did 2 years of observation and interviews
- Teachers saw actions of African Carribean pupils as a threat to them when none intended
- More likely to be critisised
- Punnishment causes tension
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Mac & Ghaill (1988)
- Boys demoted to bottom sets for what was seen as bad behaviour and having an attitude
- Reacted by resisting discrimination by forming an anti-school subculture called 'Rastaheads'
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- Followed 50 working class Banglideshi/Pakistani teenagers who initially spoike poor English- Boys and girls reported;
- Racist behaviour by teachers e.g. ignoring them in class
- Not believing them when complaining about white pupil racism
- Felt teachers have a low expectation of them
- Felt invisible and didnt try to pronounce names properly
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