Understanding Minority Ethnic Achievement
Race, Gender, Class and 'Success'
Routledge – 2006 – 224 pages
Providing fresh insights and understandings about educationally ‘successful’ minority ethnic pupils, this book examines the views, identities and educational experiences of those pupils who are undoubtedly ‘achieving’, but who tend to remain ignored within popular concerns about under-achievement.
Combining a broad analysis of minority ethnic pupils’ achievement together with a novel, detailed case study of an educationally ‘successful’ group, the British-Chinese, this book examines a fascinating angle on debates about the reproduction of social inequalities.
In this thought-provoking and highly accessible book, the authors:
This timely and authoritative book contributes to the ongoing debates about levels of achievement among minority ethnic pupils and is an essential book for all researchers, students, education professionals and policy-makers.
Preface. 1. ‘Race’ And Achievement: The Policy Context 2. Theoretical Perspectives on ‘Race’, Gender, Class and Achievement 3. Teachers’ Views on Pupils’ Identities and Achievement 4. Minority Ethnic Parents’ Views of the British Education System 5. Young People’s Educational Identities 6. Linking Identities, Aspirations and Achievement 7. Understanding and Addressing Educational Inequalities: Racisms, Sexisms and Classisms 8. Implications. References