ERIC Number: ED415296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Exclusion Report. A Report on Black Exclusion from Schools in Southwark.
Southwark Council for Community Relations, London (England).
This report is the outcome of a 1-day conference organized by the Southwark Black Education Group (London, England) Southwark Council for Community Relations, documents concerns of the black community about the exclusion of black students from the schools, and presents some practices that have been applied successfully in some schools to improve learning for all students. In Southwark it is estimated that exclusions of black children are higher than for any other group, including the informal exclusion of black students from some lessons. This exclusion is only a small part of the marginalization of black people in the education system. There are many examples of black teachers who are denied training and promotion. The Southwark district had set a target of 30% black teachers by 1992, but in fact, only 100 of the district's 3,000 teachers are black, and few are in senior positions. The report on the concerns of black citizens is supplemented by two essays: (1) "The Role of School Management in the Exclusion of Black Pupils" by Europe Singh; and (2) "The Psychological Effects of Exclusion on Black Pupils, Parents, and the Black Community" by Ken McIntyre. Recommendations from the conference are presented. These center on further study of the problem, review of curriculum, promotion of parent participation, and assistance in helping schools reduce exclusions. Seven appendixes present press releases and articles related to the conference and the exclusion problem and other reports on these issues. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwark Council for Community Relations, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)