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6. Teacher expectations
Teachers' perceptions of pupils
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The Birmingham Religious Education Syllabus, Birmingham City Council (2007)
The approach to teaching determined by the Birmingham syllabus aims to show how religion can shape the lives of individuals and societies.
Living Difference - Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton LEAs, 2006
An Agreed Syllabus comprising learning model, schemes of work, lesson plans and resources for teaching about religion in schools.
Black Caribbean children held back by institutional racism in schools, says study - The Guardian (5 Sept 2008)
Research showing that Black Caribbean pupils are being subjected to institutional racism in English schools which can dramatically undermine their chances of academic success.
Islamism: Its history and recent critiques - J. Hammond (2008)
Article on the history of Islamism which provides a critique of modern-day interpretations by adherents of this minority within Islam.
Presentation: Valuing Diversity in Education - U. Maylor (2008)
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.
Ensuring the attainment of Black pupils: Management guide - DCSF (2008)
Guidance to support senior school leaders in raising the achievement of Black pupils through self-evaluation and targeted action.
Helping Eagles to Soar - J. Rhamie (2007)
Chapter exploring how Black pupils' experiences in the home, school and community influenced their academic progress and attainment.
Addressing Race Equality and Equal Opportunities: PGCE Secondary Course at UCE Birmingham - S. Spencer (2007)
Reflections and Support Materials from the PGCE Secondary Course at UCE Birmingham.
Meeting the Needs of Muslim Pupils in State Schools - Muslim Council of Britain (2007)
Report providing information and guidance on the needs of Muslim pupils. Useful reference point for schools, governors and teachers.
Racist: A damning report on our schools - Independent on Sunday (10 December 2006)
Articles on why African Caribbean boys are three times more likely than white pupils to be permanently excluded from school.
ITE Session: Using literature to explore scapegoating
Session using extracts from 'The Ones who walk away from Omelas' by Ursula le Guin to explore scapegoating and racism. Suitable for KS 3,4 and 5.
Student assignment on diversity - W. Campbell (2006)
Example of a first year undergraduate student's essay written for an assignment relating to diversity.
Review of Crozier, G. (2005) ‘There’s a war against our children’: black educational underachievement revisited
Review of 2005 journal article with suggested activities for ITE providers.
An Analysis of High Attaining Black Students: Factors and Conditions that Affect their Achievement Levels - C. Tomlin (2006)
Report on factors and conditions that lead to high attaining Black pupils based on research carried out in four case study schools (primary and secondary).
The teacher as the problem - S. Pearce (2005)
Chapter analysing aspects of a white teacher's unconscious behaviour, and institutional practices that may have a negative impact on pupils.
Tackling Racism on School Placements - T. Basit, A. Kenward and L. Roberts (Dec 2005)
Report on student teachers'/trainees’ experiences of racism on school placements during teacher training. Includes two session plans for mentor training.
The Educational Needs of Somali Children - M.H. Kahin (1997)
A chapter offering a comprehensive analysis of the experience of Somali children in the education system and suggests ways of addressing their educational needs.
Teaching Racism – or Tackling it? Multicultural stories from white beginning teachers - R. Jones (1999)
This book looks at how newly qualified teachers in predominantly white areas come to understand issues of equality and particularly of ‘race’. Includes suggestions for activities that encourage student teachers/trainees to confront racism.
‘Race’, Class and Gender in Exclusion from School - C. Wright, D. Weekes & A. McGlaughlin (2000)
This book explores the context, processes and educational and social impact of exclusion from school. It presents evidence of the racialisation of exclusion with statistics showing a highly disproportionate number of black pupils excluded.
Rationing Education: policy, practice, reform and equity - D. Gillborn & D. Youdell (2000)
This book shows the implications and impact of government policy on teachers’ practice and pupil experience.
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