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Count me in! Gender and ethnic minority attainment in school science

By Suzie Frost, Michael Reiss, Jenny Frost and Jennifer Frost

Abstract

There is no single 'solution' to the 'problem' of under-achievement in school science by certain groups. Such under-achievement is strongly connected to the ways that society views the members of these groups. It is not enough for schools to be isolated islands of good practice; they need to help students critically reflect on the world inside and outside of school, and then equip students with the necessary tools to deal with this world. A number of strategies are suggested for use in schools to help pupils and students from groups which often underachieve to get more from their science lessons

Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.ioe.ac.uk.oai2:448

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