What is ethnicity? How does ethnicity impact on the school experience and academic achievement of individuals? Can education challenge ethnic differences and inequalities? Sue Walters introduces the key issues underlying contemporary work, thinking and practice around ethnicity, inclusion, 'race' and education in relation to curriculum, teaching and school policy drawing on current research, debate, policy and practice across mainstream and non-mainstream educational settings. In this engaging and thought-provoking guide, Sue Walters introduces readers to initiatives that attempt to challenge racism and raise achievement, and offers practical suggestions for best practice in educational settings. Reflective activities encourage readers to engage with the issues discussed, annotated further reading suggestions provide pointers for those looking to explore the debates further and chapter summaries provide succinct overviews of the issues discussed. This is an invaluable text for those studying in the fields of education, sociology, social policy and social linguistics who are looking for an accessible, introductory guide to the key concepts, issues and debates in the field.
Sue Walters is Lecturer in Education, Department of Learning, Curriculum and Communication, at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
Introduction 'Why do Ethnicity and 'Race' Matter?; 1. What Do We Mean By 'Race' and Ethnicity?; 2. 'Race', Ethnicity and School Achievement; 3. 'Race', Ethnicity and School Experience; 4. 'Race', Ethnicity and Research; 5. Taking Action Around 'Race' and Ethnicity; Conclusions; References; Index.