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List the following groups in order of achievement at GCSE: Blacks, Chinese, Indians
Chinese pupils, Indian pupils, black pupils
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State one criticism of cultural deprivation theory as an explanation of ethnic differences in achievement.
It ignores the positive effects of ethnicity on achievement. It wrongly sees black pupils as failing because their culture is weak and they lack self-esteem. It is a victim-blaming explanation/mistakes cultural difference for cultural deprivation.
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How does Sewell explain the differences in achievement between black boys and Asian pupils?
Sewell argues that black boys do worse than Asian pupils because they lack supportive families/have absent fathers, have lower expectations placed on them and negative attitudes to education.
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What is meant by the term 'teachers' racialised expectations?
Teachers’ racialised expectations exist where teachers expect black pupils to present more discipline problems and misinterpret their behaviour as threatening or as a challenge to authority.
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What is meant by the term ethnocentric curriculum?
A curriculum that reflects or gives priority to the culture and viewpoint of one particular ethnic group, while disregarding others.
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Name the three pupil identities described by Archer. Which class and ethnic groups does each identity refer to?
The ideal pupil identity (white, middle-class); the pathologised pupil identity (Asian, deserving poor); the demonised pupil identity (black or white working-class).
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State one criticism of cultural deprivation theory as an explanation of ethnic differences in achievement.

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It ignores the positive effects of ethnicity on achievement. It wrongly sees black pupils as failing because their culture is weak and they lack self-esteem. It is a victim-blaming explanation/mistakes cultural difference for cultural deprivation.

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What is meant by the term 'teachers' racialised expectations?

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