Module Identifier ED30920  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor Peter S Neil  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Jonathan Mark Brentnall  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment Assignment: 2,500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


Brief description

The main aim of the course is to deepen students' understanding of the multicultural natue of contemporary British society and its bearing on the education of all children. It examines the theories and practices underpinning multicultural educational policies in the United Kingdom and overseas.



Among the issues examined are:

Reading Lists

DfES (2003) Aiming High: Raising the Achievement of Minority Ethnic Pupils. DfES: London
GILLBORN, D and MIRZA, H S (2000) Educational Inequality: Mapping Race, Class and Gender, A synthesis of research evidence. Institute of Education, University of London, Ofstead: London
CLINE, T, DE ABREU, G, FIHOSY, C, GRAY, H, LAMBERT, H and NEALE, J (2002) Minority Ethnic Pupils in Mainly White Schools. University of Luton, Research Report No 365. DfES, London.
DES (1985) The Swann Report: Education for All. London: HMSO
GHUMAN, P A S (1999) Asian Adolescents in the West. Leicester: The British Psychological Society
GHUMAN, P A S (1997) Asian Teachers in British Schools. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters
TOMLINSON, S (1994) Multicultural Education in All White Schools London: Routledge
EALAW/WAG (2003) EALAW Research Report on the Achievement of Ethnic Minority Pupils in Wales, WAG (weblink -


This module is at CQFW Level 6