Transfer-encoding: chunked evaluate sociological explanations for ethnic differences in educational achievement (20 marks) according to the ethnicity department for education, there are major differences in levels of educational achievement between pupils of different ethnic minorities (em) groups, the 2014 statistics say. The lower educational achievement of white working class pupils in comparison with children from other ethnic backgrounds with similar socio-economic status continues to attract attention this compendium explores this issue in two parts the first part reviews the existing research evidence, while the second part provides. Ethnic differences in educational achievement 1 and educational attainment 2 » by the end of this lesson you will be able to » define ethnicity » summarise the problems of categorisation of ethnic groups » draw a chart showing educational achievement and ethnicity » create a mind map of external. This review of the literature seeks to address such questions it begins by establishing the scale and persistence of the social class gap for educational achievement, acknowledging how patterns are complicated by other factors such as gender and ethnicity, and exploring the social class gap from the early years through to. It argues that one of the reasons why class determines how white pupils perform at school is that white working-class parents may have lower expectations of their children than working-class parents from other ethnic groups the researchers, from the institute of education and queen mary, both part of the.
School attainment statistics attainment – gcses (5 a-c grades including maths and english) attainment by ethnicity has improved since 2006/7, and achievement gaps between some ethnic groups and race_exam_results (1) the national level have disappeared other ethnic groups, such as chinese. Opportunity and achievement: how are race and ethnicity associated with schooling outcomes attainment: racial and ethnic disparities in schooling outcomes begin with the simplest and perhaps most important measure of success – years of schooling in 2007, 91 percent of non-hispanic whites. Using material from item 1b and elsewhere, assess sociological explanations of ethnic differences in educational achievement sociological research has challenged the view that ethnic differences in achievement reflect innate differences of intelligence and ability this has become a view that very few sociologists now put. This study aims to provide an overview of the educational attainment of ethnic groups in england and wales in 2011 and to examine how it has changed over time drawing from uk census data of 1991, 2001 and 2011, the researchers examined the qualifications of ethnic minority groups by age, country.
In a recent report from its new commission on inequality in education, the social market foundation underlines different kind of inequality in educational achievement only 40% of pupils who are eligible to receive free school meals achieve five a to c grades at gcse, girls get better grades than boys at. The racial achievement gap in the united states refers to the educational disparities between various ethnic groups it manifests itself in a variety of ways: among students, blacks and hispanics are more likely to receive lower grades, score lower on standardized tests, drop out of high school, and they are less likely to enter.
As i considered concerns that could be addressed by the contributions of psychological science, the problem of pervasive ethnic and racial disparities in educational achievement became a focus for me african american, american indian, latina/o, and southeast asian groups underperform academically, relative to whites. Discuss what are the effects of ethnicity on educational attainment does your cultural background impact on your attainment in education sociological targets you will understand that ethnicity is a variable affecting educational attainment some minority ethnic groups achieve significantly better than the average group. An essay on ethnicity and education written for the a level sociology paper 1 exam, aqa focus it's hopefully obvious that what's below is 'overkill' - for a simpler version of the essay and with the skills (knowledge, analysis, evaluation) broken down in colour why not buy my handy essay writing guide - a.
Ethnicity and educational achievement in compulsory schooling christian dustmann, stephen machin and uta schцnberg this article documents that at the start of school, pupils from most ethnic groups substantially lag behind white british pupils however, these gaps decline for all groups. Rti press us educational achievement on international assessments: the role of race and ethnicity ben dalton may 2011 research report occasional paper. Some sociologists are prepared to argue that differential achievement only reflects different levels of ability most sociologists accept that the education system actually perpetuates and affirms socially constructed inequalities a serious criticism of sociological investigations into ethnicity and education is that a fairly narrow.