WALT: What best explains differences in educational achievement by ethnicity?

WILFs: Can describe patterns of achievement by ethnicity (C).... Can compare and contrast sociological explanations (B)... Can assess what best explains differential achievement in a supported judgement (A)

 

Lesson Development:

Starter: Revision Roaming Review or Round Table (you may use your notes, texts and Revision guides)

  1. What is the purpose of education according to Marxists? Give examples of theorists and explain in depth
  2. What is the purpose of education according to Functionalists? Give examples of theorists and explain in depth
  3. How does social class impact on educational achievement? Give examples and evidence
  4. How does gender impact on educational achievement? Give examples and evidence
  5. What theories have been used to explain differntial achievement by gender?
  6. What theories have been used to explain differntial achievement by social class?
  7. What are the similarities and differences between Functionalists, Marxists and interactionists? Give examples and explain in detail

2. Study the PPT together on educational achievement and ethnicity

3. Pair Up and complete the Cloze activity

4. Mini Plenary: Pair Share: a) How does ethnicity affect achievement in schools? b) Which theories best explain differential achievement by ethncity?

5. Play Walk the Plank and Ethnicity Countdown games until you are perfect at them

6. Plenary - in circles of 7 paraphrase password today's WALT Question

Ethnicity PPT
ethnicity.ppt
Microsoft Power Point presentation [75.5 KB]

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