Pupil Self-esteem: a Study of Black and White Teenagers in British Schools
Multi-racial education is one of the most significant social issues in contemporary life. The past decade has brought significant social changes in Britain. One of the striking changes is that Britain is fast moving to be a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society. This is particularly evident when we perceive the character of our large cities and industrial areas. A large number of our primary and secondary schools, especially in heavily populated areas, are now multi-racial. Bullock (1975) rightly remarked that ‘Many schools in multi-cultural areas turn a blind eye to the fact that the community they serve has radically altered over the last ten years and is now one in which new cultures are represented’. These multi-ethnic schools contain pupils, in addition to native whites, from the Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South America, South-east Asia and Hong Kong.
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