Race Relations and Urban Education: Contexts and Promising Practices

Race Relations and Urban Education: Contexts and Promising Practices


Edited by Gajendra K. Verma, Edited by Peter D. Pumfrey

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  • Publisher: Falmer Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 342 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm 900g
  • Publication date: 11 October 1990
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1850007101
  • ISBN 13: 9781850007104

Product description

A presentation of a radical but systematic approach to the study of some of the educational problems and issues which ethnic minority children and adolescents face within the context of urban schooling as we move into the 1990s.

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Table of contents

Race relations and the urban context; the legal context of race relations in England and Wales; race relations in education in the UK - an ethical perspective; language, culture and education - theoretical considerations in the appraoch to race and urban education; urban education in crisis - the voice of the parents of Brent; use and abuse of racial language in secondary schools; the MacDonald report - a report and commentary; a strategy for improving race relations in urban education; race relations training - the state of the art; multicultural education revisited - towards a policy for social justice; religion, culture and education; race relations and the media; developing an antiracist national curriculum - constrains and new directions; developing an antiracist national curriculum - implementing antiracist strategies; the reading attainments and examination results of British West Indian pupils - challenges of and response to underachievement; the child using English as a second language (ESL) and the national curriculum 5-11; the transition from school to work; black access to higher education; improving race relations in urban education - lessons from a national conference.