Education - Ethnicity and Gender

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  • Component 1: Education - Ethnicity and Gender
    • Ethnicity
      • Which ethnic groups tends to have the highest levels of attainment in the UK?
      • Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Caribbean pupils tend to be some of the lowest achieving. Is this attainment gap between these groups and others getting bigger or smaller?
      • Roma and gypsy pupils score the very lowest on average. Why might this be?
      • Which ethnic group has the lowest levels of university attendance?
      • How can the higher levels of poverty in some ethnic groups explain their lower academic attainment?
      • African-Caribbean families on free school meals tend to achieve better results than white children on free school meals. What does this show?
      • Pupils tend to do better when they have teachers who share their cultural undersa0a0dingn. Should schools aim to employ teachers from different backgrounds?
      • How might language effect the learning of minority ethnic pupils?
      • In 2014, Steve Strand reported that minority ethnic parents are more likely to have high aspirations for their children than white parents, particular those of working class. What effect might this have?
      • Tony Sewell argues that Afro-Caribbean boys achieve poorly as they are more likely to join subcultures which are aggressive and reject authority. Is this fair?
      • How might a teacher by 'racist' without meaning to be?
        • Give examples of possible stereotypes/labels of black children.
    • Gender
      • Gender Messages
        • How can the structure of school staff pass on gender messages?
        • How can support staff, like cleaners and canteen staff, pass on gender messages/
        • How might different subjects pass on gender messages?
        • How can individual teachers pass on gender messages?
      • What is the difference between the formal and hidden curricula?
        • What would feminists have to say about the hidden curriculum?
        • Why do functionalists believe the hidden curriculum is a good thing?
        • Why do Marxists think the hidden curriculum is good for the rich but bad for the working classes?
      • Who performs better at school, boys or girls today? Why has this changed in the past 40 years?
      • What did Sue Sharpe find to be the priorities of working class girls in  the 1970s?
      • What is the 'crisis of masculinity'?
      • Describe the 'laddish' sub-culture in schools.
      • What arguments do people give to show schools have been 'feminised'?


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