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Title: Moving beyond rhetorical debate to forge a future of equal educational attainment
Authors: Mohamed, Carmen
First Published: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Race, Ethnicity and Education, 16, 2013, Special Issue, forthcoming.
Abstract: It has been vigorously argued over decades that white trainee teachers hold entrenched stereotypical attitudes and beliefs with regard to the ethnicity of pupils. These commonly held assumptions have been shown to create discriminatory teaching practice which effects the educational attainment of pupils as young as five. This article conveys a study into the complex issues involved in challenging trainee teacher assumptions in an attempt to actively change the cycle of perpetuating stereotypes. The study was carried out within the context of an Initial Teacher Training programme during a nine month primary PGCE programme at an English University. The professional reflections of a participant sample of trainee teachers were analysed to ascertain: the participants’ awareness of their own sociocultural beliefs and assumptions and; how the variety of instructional pedagogies supported or inhibited their examination of those beliefs. The findings provide implications for teacher training institutions attempting to ensure equity of attainment expectations for all children.
ISSN: 1361-3324
eISSN: 1470-109X
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article to be published in Race, Ethnicity and Education [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Race, Ethnicity and Education is available online at
Description: Embargo length currently unknown. The article is still in press and will have an 18 month embargo on availability of full text once it has been published.
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