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Involving and communicating with parents, carers and families
Number of resources (21)
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.
Promoting equality for black and minority ethnic pupils - GTC Achieve Network
Guidance on practical strategies and solutions teachers can deploy to promote equality in schools. Includes case studies.
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.
Raising the Achievement of Minority Ethnic Children and New Arrivals at Preston Manor School: a case study
Presentation describing the cultural change and strategies that a school has implemented to raise the achievement of their students particularly black boys.
School Choice and Ethnic Segregation - Runnymede Trust (2007)
Report on factors influencing BME parents' choice of secondary schools for their children.
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.
Working With Parents - Primary: Involving Parents - Teachers TV
Video showing how a north London primary school's involvement of parents has a positive impact on the pupils' achievement.
The achievement of African Heritage Pupils: Good practice in Lambeth Schools - F. Demie, C. Mclean & K. Lewis (2006)
Report on the high educational achievement of Black African pupils in Lambeth, based on 12 case study primary and secondary schools.
What can teachers do? What can parents do? - J Hall (2005)
Chapter on what teachers, ITE tutors and parents/ carers can do to address the underachievement of black pupils.
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).
ITE session: Working with Black and Minority Ethnic Parents
Session to develop student teachers' understanding of parental involvement with a particular, though not exclusive focus, on parents of Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage.
The educational achievement and experiences of British-Chinese pupils - B. Francis & L. Archer (2006)
Includes a look at the racism and problematisation that British-Chinese pupils encounter in spite of their generally high achievement.
The Achievement of British Pakistani Learners - RAISE Project (2004)
Report addressing the attainment of Pakistani and Kashmiri heritage and describes factors that can enhance success. Includes ITE activities.
ITE Session: Young Children Learning at Home with Grandparents
A session on the value of home learning as part of children's education with a focus on grandparents.
Activating Participation: Parents and Teachers Working Towards Partnership - G. Crozier & D Reay (2005)
This book collects together significant research on the involvement of parents and carers in their children’s education.
Parents and Schools: Partners or Protagonists? - G. Crozier (2000)
This book explores the changing roles and relationships of parents, teachers and administrators and the consequences for children’s education.
Portuguese Pupils: Inclusion and Achievement - Olga Barradas (2005)
A resource on Portuguese communities in the UK, includes background information and classroom materials.
Classwork - D. Reay (1998)
Book which identifies the impact of social class, race and gender on mothers' involvement in their children's schooling.
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