An analysis of the swann report and the studies of ethnicity and educational attainment

In participating schools this resulted in high increases in attainment at aged 14 Education Action Zones: Some of the recommendations which call for schools to review the extent to which they take account of the multiracial nature of society will have 'psychological' rather than 'financial' costs since 'all concerned - teachers, pupils and parents - will need to be prepared to reappraise in some cases long-accepted views of the "British education system" and of their roles within it'.

In public schools with a growing population of more affluent students, educators often seek assistance in meeting the needs of a wide range of students.

Indian students are the second highest attaining group, with Given the size of the Bangladeshi population in the borough, this could skew the overall averages. It believes that the examining boards have shown themselves inflexible and, in some cases, dismissive both of the particular needs which ethnic minority pupils may have, and of the need for their syllabuses and papers to be more relevant to the actual experiences of the pupils in schools today.

Examinations The Committee feels that 'examinations have a major part to play in complementing and reflecting a multi-cultural approach to the curriculum in schools and the multiracial nature of today's society'. The first set of clips examines Factors Outside School and starts with the first clip examining Material Factors The second clip examines Cultural Factors The third clip examines the role of Language Now we look at Factors Inside School Refering back to our previous study on gender differences.

The Committee was asked to look at the educational needs and attainments of children from the whole range of ethnic minority groups bearing in mind factors relating to pre-school experiences and prospects for school leavers.

Indian students are the second highest attaining group, with This can be largely connected to an overall improved school climate in racially integrated schools.

Ethnicity and attainment

The growth of a new underclass is the inevitable consequence, and the children of those released are the inevitable victims.

Whilst developments in the field of in-service education are seen as more positive especially in terms of school-based work, the report recommends various ways in which provision relating to the needs of ethnic minority pupils and the theory and practice of a multi-cultural approach to education should be extended and encouraged.

Ethnicity and Educational Attainment – part 1

Because, as we have noted, prison culture develops tendencies toward criminal behavior in many of those who, incarcerated for nonviolent, victimless crimes, had few such tendencies before, penal reform could result in small increases in crime that would nonetheless stimulate a backlash that could be hard to resist.

Further, this early literature failed to calculate the prevalence of segregation within individual schools via tracking, or the extent to which black and white students were exposed to the same curriculum.

Ethnicity and attainment

In fact, byone million more poor people lived in suburban compared to urban area s. Indeed, children who grow up under stressful conditions have more sympathetic nervous activity, including elevated blood pressure. And this is evident in the first clip at the top of this page.

Multiverse and the TDA have now been scrapped by the current government. The report stresses that virtually all these children are British-born. It reiterates that West Indian children are indeed underachieving and that 'urgent action is needed to remedy this'.

It is difficult to determine exactly the reasons behind these variations. The Committee of Inquiry into the Education of Children from Ethnic Minority Groups was established by the then government in March as part of its response to the report of the Select Committee on Race Relations and Immigration on 'The West Indian Community' 1 which highlighted concern about the academic performance of West Indian children.

Other ethnic groups, such as Chinese students, have far higher levels of attainment compared to the national level.

Alfred Blumstein and Allen J. Of American children born to parents with incomes in the bottom income quintile, almost half 43 percent remain trapped in the bottom quintile as adults and only 30 percent make it to the middle quintile or higher. It emphasises that the majority call for no additional funds but rather 'a reordering of the priorities under which resources are at present allocated so as to bring about a fundamental change in attitude towards the ethnic minorities in our society and in particular towards ethnic minority pupils in our schools'.

Western46, Figure 2. Justice Policy Institute,4, Graph 4. Remember to isolate factors inside school from those factors outside school. Reading and Language Reading The report summarises the findings and conclusions of the ILEA Literacy Survey on the low reading attainment of West Indian children and discusses briefly [page xx] the methods and materials used by schools for teaching reading.

And if attempted, the integration will not be smooth. National Bureau of Economic Research, Racism Many West Indians who gave evidence to the Committee saw racism as the major reason for their children's underachievement and other people mentioned this as a contributory factor.

Housing stability is eroded. The questions sociologists ask is why is there this difference? A growing body of research suggests that the benefits of K—12 school diversity indeed flow in all directions—to white and middle-class students as well as to minority and low-income pupils.

It concludes that 'for the majority of West lndian children in our schools, who were born and brought up in this country, linguistic factors play no part in underachievement'.

This includes, most notably, a highly fragmented and segregated K—12 educational system of entrenched between-district segregation that cannot be easily addressed after Milliken v.

It therefore recommends that all GCE and CSE boards should review their policies in [page xxi] this respect and, looking towards the restructuring of the examinations system, that the DES should take account of these considerations in any new arrangements. Again, identified as second-generation desegregation issues, this was starting to be addressed in schools across the country and drawing more attention from researchers by the s and early s.

Children of incarcerated parents are likely to be unsupervised more frequently than children of nonincarcerated parents.

How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students

A similar level of improvement can be seen for mixed White and Black African pupils. The report recommends that local authorities should make greater efforts to ensure that West Indian parents are aware of the pre-school facilities available and that LEAs should do more to help parents appreciate the contribution which they can make to the progress of their child, before he enters school.

Teacher education Throughout its report the Committee has emphasised the key role which it sees teachers and head teachers playing in making the education system, and particularly the curriculum, more responsive to the needs of ethnic minority pupils and genuinely multi-cultural in character.I have been updating this document at intervals for the last 5 or 6 years and in this revised version I have updated my sources of data on ethnicity and educational achievement and added more information on educational achievement and the white working class.

In the Runnymede Trust published Race, Education and Inequality in Contemporary Britain. Cox Report English for ages 5 to [page 4] Programmes of study.

8 The purpose of programmes of study is to establish the matters, skills and processes which pupils should be taught in order to achieve the attainment targets.

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This report contributed towards a growing awareness of the inadequacies of streamed systems, supported by a range of other research studies which highlighted the inequitable nature of such systems. Minority Groups (Swann Report, ) that it has long been known that, as far as Few studies on the educational attainment of minority groups have looked at Disadvantage and Attainment in Ethnicity 23 week and receipt of Supplementary Benefit, fewer Asian children experienced these.

Educational Studies 13 (3): – / [Taylor & Francis Online], [Web of Science ®] [Google Scholar]; Demie and Strand Demie, F., and S. Strand. “ English Language Acquisition and Attainment at the End of Secondary School.” Educational Studies 32 (2): –. Racial and social class differences in children’s experiences with parental incarceration.

By the age of 14, approximately 25 percent of African American children have experienced a parent—in most cases a father—being imprisoned for some period of time.

An analysis of the swann report and the studies of ethnicity and educational attainment
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