Inequality, Achievement and African-Caribbean Pupils
Carol Hunte (2004)
Race Equality Teaching, Vol 22, No 3, Summer 2004, pp31-36
'The time has come to address unflinchlingly issues identified some thirty years ago.' (Page 36).
Carol Hunte outlines the key reports and research from the 1970s to the present day (for example, Aiming High, the DfES national pilot project to raise the levels of attainment of African-Caribbean pupils).
A number of factors which influence the achievement of African-Caribbean pupils are outlined:
Discriminatory school practices
Under-representation of black staff at senior levels
Pupil identity and peer influence
This article provides essential background reading for ITE tutors, students and trainees on the education of African-Caribbean pupils.