Ethnicity remains a key area of potential inequality in the education system. Although intersecting with other facets of possible inequality, for example socioeconomic class, religion and gender, ethnicity itself is a focus for racism, discrimination, bullying and low expectations, all of which impact on accessing educational opportunities. Increasing levels of migration into and within Europe have put a fresh emphasis on ethnicity as a factor in schools and in society more generally. In the context of a growing ethnic minority population, schools may need to continually re-assess their practice to ensure that they are offering the best possible educational experience to all.
In this chapter we ask you to think about:
- ethnicity and the school population in England
- the intersectionality of ethnicity, ...