ERIC Number: ED395065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Schooling of Children of Caribbean Heritage.
This study examines whether and how the experiences of children of Caribbean heritage in school in Britain differ from those of their classmates. Chapter 1 summarizes the research that justifies concern about the academic achievement of children of Caribbean heritage. Chapter 2 discusses the research theories that attempt to explain underachievement for these children. Chapters 3 through 7 describe a research project carried out in 5 primary classrooms in 1992, focusing on 25 students of Caribbean heritage with a range of abilities, personal attributes, and home background. Chapter 8 considers racism in action, and Chapter 9 suggests new ways of promoting the achievement of children of Caribbean heritage. The traditional focus on one "macro" variable to explain underachievement must give way to a realistic theory that recognizes that factors influencing achievement can be positive as well as negative including home, student, and school variables. (Contains 14 tables, 7 figures, and 106 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Experience, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Student Characteristics
Trentham Books Limited, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom ST4 5NP (13.95 pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Caribbean Islanders; Great Britain