How pupils perform at school is influenced by their gender, race and social class. The gaps between the performance of different groups has led to public concern and a multitude of national and local initiatives. In this four-part series, The TES examines each factor in turn to see how it affects teachers and pupils. The final part looks at the factors overlap and the challenges that this creates for schools.
- Part One: Gender (9 May 2008)
- Part Two: Race (16 May 2008)
- Part Three: Class (23 May 2008)
- Part Four: The combined impact of gender, race and class (30 May 2008)
Each part in the series begins with a leading article introducing the theme. Click on links below to view articles.
If you are a subscriber to the TES (or have access to the hard copy) you can find a collection of related articles based on recent research setting out current debates, together with a very useful section on how teachers can address these issues in the classroom. In Part Three the research report commissioned by Multiverse 'Addressing Working Class Underachievement' (Louise Gazeley and Máiréad Dunne, 2005) is the focus of a section on 'What teachers can do to raise expectations'. In Part Four a student at University of Chichester talks about his lack of experience in teaching pupils from diverse backgrounds and how the resources on the Multiverse website supported him in addressing the needs of these pupils.
Article Id : 14485
Date Posted: 30/5/2008