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'Race' and Ethnicity

This topic explores the factors that enhance or diminish the achievement of black and minority ethnic pupils in schools. It provides strategies for developing an understanding of racism and how to deal with it. Issues relating to school, home and community are addressed. Theoretical frameworks and teaching and learning materials are available. Below is a selection of key resources in this area. Other resources can be found by browsing the themes (A to F) in the left-hand box. Number of resources (15)


# This scenario addresses QTS diversity standards and was specially commissioned for trainee teachers and school mentors.
# This scenario deals with challenging homophobia and was specially commissioned for trainee teachers and school mentors.
# This scenario addresses community cohesion and 'race' equality and was specially commissioned for trainee teachers and school mentors.
# This scenario deals with racist comments and was specially commissioned for trainee teachers and school mentors.
# Guidance document relating to recording and reporting racist incidents in schools.
Book review of Gillborn (2008) Racism and Education: Coincidence or Conspiracy? with suggestions for use within ITE.
Review of Tomlinson, S. (2008) Race and Education: Policy and Politics in Education with suggestions for use within ITE.
# Review of latest education pack from Show Racism the Red Card (2008) which addresses Islamophobia.
# PowerPoint Presentation introducing the 'Race' and Ethnicity topic.
# Document explaining how Ofsted will contribute to eliminating discrimination, fostering good race relations and promoting equality of opportunity in education.
Presentation from a lecture delivered at London South Bank University. Useful for developing student teachers/trainees' understanding of key concepts and issues relating to ‘race', ethnicity, culture, ‘race' equality.
# Legacy document created by the Commission for Racial Equality before it became part of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in 2007.
Articles on why African Caribbean boys are three times more likely than white pupils to be permanently excluded from school.
# Online resource relating to racist bullying with suggestions for use within ITE. Also valuable to those involved in mentor training and INSET within schools.
Cross-phase activity designed to develop student teachers'/trainees' understanding of racisms.