ERIC Number: EJ1049637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
The Under-Attainment of Ethnic Minority Students in UK Higher Education: What We Know and What We Don't Know
Richardson, John T. E.
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v39 n2 p278-291 2015
In UK higher education, ethnic differences in academic attainment are ubiquitous and have persisted for many years. They are only partly explained by ethnic differences in entry qualifications. They vary from one institution to another and from one subject area to another. This suggests that they result in part from teaching and assessment practices in different institutions and subjects. We do not really know whether ethnic differences in attainment are reflected in variations in the student experience. We do not know what factors are responsible for the ethnic differences in attainment that remain when differences in entry qualifications have been taken into account. Finally, we do not know what aspects of teaching and assessment practices are responsible for variations in the attainment gap.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Ethnicity, Census Figures, Classification, Medical Students, Graduate Students, Distance Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom