Friday, 5 March 2010
Neo-Colonialism and White Educational Failure
How about teaching these kids the important things like 1 + 1 = 2 and those esoteric things such as spelling, grammar and British History instead of this infantile Globalism ' one world, one race' propaganda crap.
The second story reveals the legacy of this trendy leftist and liberal teaching = white kids failing in schools.
Links to schools abroad ‘fuel pupils’ racist beliefs’
Tim Ross Tim Ross
School links between the UK and the developing world can leave children with “racist” views of other cultures, research has found.
British pupils believe that their peers there are covered in flies and all wear straw skirts as lessons focus too much on poverty, the study said.
Academics warned that badly trained teachers in subjects such as geography were fuelling “neocolonialist” views.
Growing numbers of state schools have formed partnerships around the world under government schemes to promote global education.
The British Council aims to establish 4,600 links by 2012.
Researchers asked English children about their Gambian peers.
The pupils said: “They don't wear much clothes, they wear straw. The boys wear skirts too.”
Other responses, reported in The Times Educational Supplement, included: “Gross things like flies go in their mouths. Because their mouths are brown and the flies think their mouths are made of mud.”
Dr Fran Martin, from Exeter University, who led the study, said: “There needs to be a different way of thinking to avoid partnerships having these neocolonialist or racist undertones.”
White working-class boys 'continuing to fall behind'
Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Education and also in Housing, Communities
Thursday 4th March 2010 - 2:17pm
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White working class boys 'continuing to fall behind' White working class boys 'continuing to fall behind'
White British schoolboys from working-class families are falling behind their classmates at a greater rate than previously thought, Government figures showed today.
Less than a fifth (19%) of those eligible for free school meals - an indicator of poverty - achieved at least five grade Cs at GCSE, including English and maths.
In comparison, more than half (50.8%) of white British boys not entitled to the meals attained the marks, including the two core subjects - a gap of 31.8 percentage points.
This has grown from 29.8 percentage points in 2006.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) announced the revised figures after adding 5,700 results omitted from the original study of 579,000 pupils.
Provisional statistics, published in December and withdrawn last month, had suggested 19.4% of boys were achieving the standard, compared with 51% of those who do not receive the meals.
The new figures showed the gap had widened slightly, with poorer pupils behind their richer classmates overall.
They showed 26.6% of all pupils entitled to the meals got five A*-C grades, including English and maths, compared with 54.2% of those who do not.
Provisional figures had placed the total at 26.9% and 54.4% respectively.
For white British girls, 24% of those entitled to the meals achieved the grades, compared with 57.8% of those not.
The study showed 54.4% of girls got five A*-C grades, including English and maths, compared with 47.1% of boys.
The highest achieving ethnic groups in terms of gaining at least five A*-C grades were Chinese (71.6%), Indian (67%) and mixed white and Asian (62.3%).
Overall, 93.7% of girls got at least five grades between A* and G, compared with 90.4% of boys.