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Education for Some. A Summary of the Eggleston Report on the Educational and Vocational Experiences of Young Black People. Runnymede Research Report [microform]
Bib ID 5474021
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Runnymede Trust, London (England)
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
66 p. 
ISBN 9780902397637

This project studied the relationship between ethnic minority group membership and educational and vocational experiences in London, England. It examines the following: (1) attitudes and aspirations of black pupils; (2) teacher attitudes and their effect on black pupil achievement; (3) factors affecting pupils' choice of school subjects; (4) allocation to ability "bands"; (5) remedial groups; (6) suspensions; (7) enrollment for examinations; (8) examination results; and (9) experiences of further education and the careers service. It also examined in detail black youngsters' experiences in the labor market and the Youth Opportunities Programme. It examines and finds evidence of racist attitudes among teachers. Great numbers of ethnic minority groups determinedly persevere with their education hoping to obtain desired professions. Social processes in schools and society at large counteract these youngsters' efforts. In schools, ethnic minority pupils may be placed in courses and entered for examinations at levels below those appropriate for their abilities and ambitions. Racial discrimination severely affects employment prospects; even qualified black youngsters do not obtain jobs in equal proportion to whites. The report concludes with a series of recommendations. (LHW)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adolescents.  |  Black Employment.  |  Black Students.  |  Employment Opportunities.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Employment Programs.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Racial Discrimination.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Youth Employment.  |  England (London)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Runnymede Trust, London (England)
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