Aiming High: Raising Attainment of Pupils from Culturally-Diverse Backgrounds

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SAGE, Aug 22, 2007 - Education - 128 pages
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What can schools do to raise the academic attainment of every pupil?

Helping you to ensure that every pupil fulfils their potential, this book draws on the authors' research and practical experience to demonstrate what can be done to raise attainment, especially in pupils from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This book contains tried-and-tested strategies for:

- inducting asylum seekers

- supporting bilingual learners

- working with gypsy and traveller children

- raising the attainment of black boys

- working with parents and the local community

Highly practical, this book contains lesson activities, suggestions for improving your teaching skills, case studies and activities for professional reflection.

All teachers, teaching assistants and teacher trainers, especially those working in culturally diverse classrooms, will want to read this book.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Induction for new arrivals
6
3 Supporting EAL pupils
19
4 Raising Black Boys attainment
35
5 Gypsy Roma and Traveller children in the UK
55
6 Working with parents and the local community
78
7 Final thoughts
97
REFERENCES
98
USEFUL WEBSITES
104
INDEX
107
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About the author (2007)

Simon Brownhill is Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby.

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