ERIC Number: ED429137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Training in Britain. CRE Factsheet.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
This factsheet provides information about education and training in Britain for people from nonWhite ethnic groups. In spring 1997, 545,000 men and women of working age from nonWhite ethnic groups in Britain were receiving education and training in schools, colleges, and universities and through other courses, compared with an average of 15% of the working age population as a whole. The proportions of young people in full-time education have grown steadily across all ethnic groups since 1986, and the share of young people from ethnic minority groups is still 14% to 15% greater than that of their White counterparts. In spring 1997, 81% of ethnic minority members aged 16 to 19 were receiving education and training, while about 67% of comparable White young people were in education and training. Although people from ethnic minority groups are more likely to be studying or training than their White counterparts, they are less likely to have formal qualifications. About 13% of students in higher education are from ethnic minority groups, and about 9% of the graduates from higher education were from ethnic minorities. Only 2.5% of working teachers and other education professionals are from ethnic minority groups. Additional information is given about the position of minorities in compulsory and higher education, religious schools, and government supported education. (Contains 14 references, 15 figures, and 2 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)