EthnicDifferencesGilborn (1992) found that teachers often have different perceptions of children, according to their ethnic group and therefore sometimes treated them differently. How does this happen?

Answer the following questions:

  • What is meant by the term ‘stereotyping’?
  • What stereotypes do you think exist regarding the characteristics of different ethnic groups?
  • How may assessment methods be culturally biased and reflect stereotypes?
  • How may streaming and setting occur according to stereotypes?
  • How might children be channelled into certain subjects/ activities in the curriculum that reflect stereotypes?