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The under-attainment of ethnic minority students in UK higher education: what we know and what we don’t know

Richardson, John T. E. (2015). The under-attainment of ethnic minority students in UK higher education: what we know and what we don’t know. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 39(2) pp. 278–291.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2013.858680
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Abstract

In UK higher education, ethnic differences in academic attainment are ubiquitous and have persisted for many years. They are only partly explained by ethnic differences in entry qualifications. They vary from one institution to another and from one subject area to another. This suggests that they result in part from teaching and assessment practices in different institutions and subjects. We do not really know whether ethnic differences in attainment are reflected in variations in the student experience. We do not know what factors are responsible for the ethnic differences in attainment that remain when differences in entry qualifications have been taken into account. Finally, we do not know what aspects of teaching and assessment practices are responsible for variations in the attainment gap.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 UCU
ISSN: 1469-9486
Keywords: academic attainment; ethnicity; higher education
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 38964
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38964
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