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ERIC Number: ED455323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 162
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-1-85856-231-7
Why Pick on Me? School Exclusion and Black Youth.
Blair, Maud
This book examines school exclusion in the United Kingdom, particularly the exclusion of black males, using data from the author's experience as an advisory teacher for multicultural education and from four studies of black students. The book highlights school-related determinants of young people's life chances. Chapter 1, "Introduction," describes racism and exclusion. Chapter 2, "The Education of Teachers," discusses the role of preservice education in shaping teachers' attitudes. Chapter 3, "Children, Schools and the Wider Society," discusses race and ethnicity in schools, problems faced by black youth, and how schools contribute to the creation of criminals. Chapter 4, "Leadership and Disciplinary Exclusion," examines the administrator's role. Chapter 5, "Through Students' Eyes," explains how students, particularly black males, feel about discipline, racial bias, respect, stereotypes, and gender issues, and it notes the importance of context when examining ethnicity and discipline. Chapter 6, "Teachers' Roles and Responsibilities," describes how teachers attitudes and behaviors can affect their students' life chances. Chapter 7, "Parents' Perspectives," discusses how parents view teacher-student and teacher-parent relationships. Chapter 8, "Conclusion," summarizes findings and makes recommendations for key stakeholders to help mitigate the problem of racial exclusion. (Contains 201 bibliographic references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom