ERIC Number: ED173453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Perspective on the Education of Black Children in Britain.
West Indian children in British schools tend to have lower scores than white children on conventional tests of achievement. However, when factors such as social class, length of exposure to the British educational system, and school quality are taken into account, the differences in test scores between blacks and whites narrow. A broader concept of cognitive functioning is needed for testing students by traditional psychometric tests, Piagetian tests, tests of cognitive style, measures of achievement, and tests of vocationally-oriented skills. In addition, educational authorities need to be aware of the language background (Creole) of black children in England. The most successful black children are those whose parents speak standard English, are well educated, and are critical of English institutions, including the educational system. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage, Manchester (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; Jamaica; West Indians
Note: Paper presented to a seminar at the Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage (Manchester, England, November 15, 1977)