Ethnic Inequalities in the U.K.
Most ethnic groups in Britain are poorer than the white majority.
PREVENT: Discriminating Against Muslims?
PREVENT discriminates against Muslims
Should Teaching Black, Asian and Minority History be Mandatory in British Schools?
The Footballer Troy Deeney recently commissioned a YouGov survey of 1000 teachers which found that around 75% of them think the government needs to do more to help them improve the diversity of history teaching, to include a wider range of experiences and views of ethnic minorities. Troy Deeney is one of many activists campaigning…
Heidi Safia Mirza: Young Female and Black
Young Female and Black is a research study of 198 young women and men who attended two comprehensive schools in London in the late 1980s. The main focus of the study is on 62 black women. The book was published in 1992. Mirza used a variety of research methods, but this is primarily an example of…
Gilborn and Youdell – Rationing Education
This study demonstrates how marketisation polices and racialised banding and streaming disadvantage black students in education. Gilborn and Youdell (2000, 2001) studied two London Comprehensive schools (which they called Taylor and Clough) over two years, focussing on Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) and GCSE results. They used a mixed methods approach using classroom observation, interviews…
Racial Harassment seems to be common in British Universities, but largely ignored by them.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission recently conducted an Inquiry into Racial Harassment in Universities. The findings from the inquiry are broken down into three reports, all published in October 2019. A survey of universities A survey of university students Qualitative findings. Survey of University Students This was a short online survey (7-8 minutes) which…
Why do Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children have such low educational achievement?
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children underachieve significantly compared to students from all other ethnic backgrounds (source for graphic below): The most obvious explanation is to look at their poor attendance rates. Gypsy and Roma and Traveller (GRT) children have much higher absence rates than children from other ethnic groups: 13% and 18.8% respectively. However,…
Cecile Wright: Racism in Multi-Ethnic Primary Schools
This classic ethnographic study suggests that teacher stereotypes and labelling have a negative impact on Asian and Black Caribbean students in primary schools
Are schools institutionally racist?
Some education polices such as prevent seem to be racist, and most ethnic minority students would agree!
How does Educational Achievement Vary by Ethnicity?
a look at how GCSE, A-level and degree results vary by ethnic group in England and Wales.