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Aiming High

Aiming High
Raising Attainment of Pupils from Culturally-Diverse Backgrounds

September 2007 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What can schools do to raise the academic attainment of every pupil?

Helping you to ensure that every pupil fulfils their potential, this book draws on the authors' research and practical experience to demonstrate what can be done to raise attainment, especially in pupils from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This book contains tried and tested strategies for:

o inducting asylum seekers

o supporting bilingual learners

o working with gypsy and traveller children

o raising the attainment of black boys

o working with parents and the local community

Highly practical, this book contains lesson activities, suggestions for improving your teaching skills, case studies and activities for professional reflection.

All teachers, teaching assistants and teacher trainers, especially those working in culturally diverse classrooms, will want to read this book.

Induction For New Arrivals
Supporting EAL Pupils
Raising 'Black Boys' Attainment
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children in the UK
Working with Parents and the Local Community
Final Thoughts

'This book is a comprehensive toolkit for every school that has children from minority ethnic groups. The authors have compiled together in a single volume practical tips, moving anecdotes and simple strategies for tackling the issue of low achievement in ethnic minority children. Every aspect of this challenge is laid out and explained in simple jargon free language, so that teachers can easily apply the practical strategies'
- Dr Musharraf Hussian, Principal of Nottingham Islamia School

`This is a wonderful book. It functions as an important contribution as to how teachers and schools can help black and minority ethnic pupils to raise their attainment and fulfil their potential... ''Aiming High'' is not only for minority ethnic pupils but also for all educators. Raising attainment is not our only aim, what is important is to help every pupil to become the best they can be. This is the important message the authors of this book are trying to deliver and I totally agree with this' - Amazon Review

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