Ethnicity and Achievement - External Factors

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Bereiter and Engelmann
The language spoken by low-income black American families is inadequate for educational success
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Bowker
Black low-income families lack of Standard English is a major barrier to educational progress and integration into wider society
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Swann Report
found that language was not a major factor in achievement
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Gillborn and Miraz
Indian pupils do very well despite not having English as a home language
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Moynihan
Black lone mothers often fail to adequately care for thier children as they struggle financially, and boys lack a postive male role model, affecting achievement
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Flew
Differences in educational achievement of ethnic minorities is due to cultural differences outside the school rather than discrimination within it.
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Driver and Ballard
Asian families have a more postive view of education, and higher aspirations for their children's future, and as a result are more positive
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Lupton
Authority in Asian families is similar to that modelled in education systems, respect for adults is expected of children and parents are therefore more likely to be supportive of school behaviour policies.
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Khan
Asian families are 'stress ridden', bound by tradition and with a controlling attitudes towards children, especially girls.
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Driver
The black Caribbean family is far from dysfunctional and provides girls with positive role models of strong independent women
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Flaherty
Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are three times more likely to be in the poorest fifth of the population than whites
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Mason
The primary reason for educational differences is racism
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Rex
racial discrimination leads to further social exclusion and worsens poverty
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Swann Report

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