Diversity, equality and achievement in education

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Knowles, G and Lander, V (2011). Diversity, equality and achievement in education. in: Diversity, equality and achievement in education London SAGE Publications Ltd. pp. 1-173
AuthorsKnowles, G and Lander, V
Abstract

© Gianna Knowles and Vini Lander, 2011.Most classrooms contain children from a variety of backgrounds, where home culture, religious beliefs and the family's economic situation all impact on achievement. This needs to be recognized by teachers in order to establish fair, respectful, trusting and constructive relationships with children and their families, which will allow every child to reach their full potential. This book looks at real issues that affect teachers in the classroom, and examines a variety of influences affecting child development. It provides you with the theoretical and practical information you need to ensure you understand the complex factors which affect the children in your care, and it encourages good, thoughtful teaching. Dealing with some of the less widely addressed aspects of diversity and inclusion, the book considers: Children who are asylum seekers; The notion of ‘pupil voice’; What diversity and equality mean in practice; Gender and achievement; Looked-after children; Social class; Disability; Ethnicity and whiteness This book is essential reading for any education student looking at diversity and inclusion, and for teachers in role looking for advice on how to meet the professional standards.

Page range1-173
Year2011
Book titleDiversity, equality and achievement in education
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781446288689
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Apr 2017
Accepted01 Jan 2011
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.4135/9781446288689
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CC BY 4.0
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