Ethnicity and Edcuation

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What are the external factors influencing different ethnic achivement?
Material deprivation, family structure, racism in wider society, language and attitudes and values
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What attitude are black children believed to adopt about school?
They have a fatalistic 'live for today' attitude. They have a lack of ambition and motivation.
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What % children with English as their 1st Language achieved higher than those with it as a seccond language?
3% of children with English as a first language achieved higher in their GCSE A*-C grades
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What does Moynihan say about black family structure
They are matrifocal meaning they are headed by the mother. This means that they lack the father role model and experience inadequate care which leads poor Socialisation. This then means at school their unstable family results in failing at school.
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what does Palmer suggest about how material deprivation can lead to underachivemen in school?
Says ethnic minorities are twice as likely to be unemployed. This may be because they can't speak good English, they live in deprived areas with low unemployment rates. Also asylum seekers are not allowed to work.
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How can racism in wider society have an impact on educational success?
Stereotypes mean it's hard to get employed. Parents may not have jobs which then leads to cultural and material deprivation which then also makes it harder to get a job.
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What are the internal influences affecting different ethnic achievement?
Teacher labelling, setting and streaming, school subcultures, pupil identity and schools are set up to be racist.
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What did Gilbourn and Youdell find out about teacher discipline?
Teachers were quicker to discipline black students for the same behaviour as others leading racialised expectations and unfair treatment, tougher disipline in order to 'nip bad behaviour in the bud'.
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What did Gilbourn and Youdell find out about exclusions?
1/5 students that were officially excluded achieved 5 A*-C grades. Exclusions were often made to black students.
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What did Wright find out about how teachers spoke to Asian Primary School students ?
Teachers spoke to them simplistically thinking that they wouldn't otherwise understand. They asked them unchallenging questions. Girls didn't get invited to after school activities and many teachers ignored them because they were generally no problem
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How did setting and streaming work negatively against black students?
A-C economy, Giborn and Youdell, Self fulfilling prophecy, educational triage
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What'd did archer find about pupil identity of Chinese students?
Archer-> Chinese students hardworking, 'education automons', they were pathologised, males were effeminate and filled a subordinate role. They had to work too hard so not idea pupil
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What's an ideal pupil, according to Archer?
White, middle class, 'normal' sexuality male as they have natural ability
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How do students respond to teacher labelling?
They form anti school subcultures and accept label. Or they resist the label and actively respond to the negativity.
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What did Mirza say about school subcultures?
Girls wanted to achieve social mobility, they had a silent revolution, they adopted an avoidance strategy
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What did Fuller say about school subcultures?
Girls channelled anger from negative labels into being successful
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They have a fatalistic 'live for today' attitude. They have a lack of ambition and motivation.

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What attitude are black children believed to adopt about school?

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3% of children with English as a first language achieved higher in their GCSE A*-C grades

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They are matrifocal meaning they are headed by the mother. This means that they lack the father role model and experience inadequate care which leads poor Socialisation. This then means at school their unstable family results in failing at school.

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Says ethnic minorities are twice as likely to be unemployed. This may be because they can't speak good English, they live in deprived areas with low unemployment rates. Also asylum seekers are not allowed to work.

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