Originally published in 1988. This book presents an account of some of the challenges to society involved in multicultural education, together with recent empirical evidence concerning the educational attainments of British pupils of Afro-Caribbean, Asian and British origins. Promising policies and practices are identified. Individuals from different ethnic groups and professional orientations have contributed to this book. The first six chapters are devoted to contemporary, complex and controversial issues; the final six chapters present empirical evidence from national and local studies.
Introduction Gajendra Verma and Peter Pumfrey Part 1: Issues 1. Issues in Multicultural Education Gajendra Verma 2. Monitoring the Reading Attainments of Children from Minority Ethnic Groups: LEA Practices Peter Pumfrey 3. Developing Bilingual Children’s English in School Tony Kerr and Martin Desforges 4. Racism Awareness: Training, Education and Accountability Peter Pumfrey 5. The Swann Report and Ethnic Minority Attainment Bhikhu Parekh 6. Policies and Promising Practices in Education Peter Newsam Part 2: Outcomes 7. West Indian and Asian Children’s Educational Attainment N.J. Mackintosh, C.G. Mascie-Taylor and A.M. West 8. Educational Achievement of Ethnic Minority Children in a Midlands Town John R. Roberts 9. Black Pupils’ Progress in Secondary School Barbara Maughan and Graham Dunn 10. Inner City Adolescents: Unequal Opportunities Ann Dawson 11. Self-Esteem and Educational Achievement in British Young South Asians, Gajendra Verma and Kanka Mallick 12. The Brent Inquiry: Findings and Implications Jocelyn Barrow
Reissuing works originally published between 1976 and 1997, this collection draws together research and practical guidance on schooling in a multicultural environment. Some of the books explore the issues of education for immigrants; others offer case study insights of the experience of bilingual and ethnic minority pupils; others present solutions for teaching in multiracial schools and for children’s multicultural understanding. This is an excellent resource for teachers and those studying education.