Module Identifier ED30920  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Professor Peter S Neil  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Jonathan 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

** Supplementary Text
Committee of Inquiry into the Education of Children from Ethnic Minority Groups. Education for all : the report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Education of Children from Ethnic Minority Groups; chairman: Lord Swann H.M.S.O.
Ghuman, Paul A.Singh Asian Adolescents in the West BPS Books 1854332848
Ghuman, Paul A.Singh Asian Teachers in British Schools Multilingual Matters 1853592609
James, Alan The School in the multicultural society : a reader Harper and Row
Tomlinson, Sally Multicultural Education in White Schools Batsford 0713457864
Verma, Gajendra K. Ethnicity and Educational Achievement in British Schools Macmillan 0333385497
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
DfES (2003) Aiming High: Raising the Achievement of Minority Ethnic Pupils. DfES: London
EALAW/WAG (2003) EALAW Research Report on the Achievement of Ethnic Minority Pupils in Wales, WAG (weblink -
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
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
TOMLINSON, S (1994) Multicultural Education in All White Schools London: Routledge


This module is at CQFW Level 6