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Publisher : Multilingual Matters isbn10 | asin : 1853592617 print isbn13 : 9781853592614 ebook isbn13 : 9780585171548 language : English subject Minority teachers--Great Britain--Case studies, Asians--Great Britain--Case studies, Discrimination in education--Great Britain--Case studies. 1/008693 subject : Minority teachers--Great Britain--Case studies, Asians--Great Britain--Case studies, Discrimination in education--Great Britain--Case studies. GHUMAN Education of Chinese Children in Britain and the USA LORNITA YUEN-FAN WONG Equality Matters H.
The number of Afro-Caribbean teachers is very small as it is only meant for comparison. The reader's attention is drawn to two further important features of the first-generation Asian sample: 21/25 are over 40; and 20/25 hold 'B' allowance. Page 6 Table 3 Details of Asian sample: School type and average teaching experience, in yearsPrimarySecondaryNo. 0 Table 4 Details of Asian sample: Age range20-2425-2930-3435-4041-4546-5050 +First-generation4669Second-generation71053 Table 5 Details of second-generation Asian sample: Teaching subjectsSciencesMathsModern languagesTESLEnglishOthers11223 Table 6 Details of first-generation Asian sample: Teaching subjectsScienceMathCommunity languageTESLSpecial needsOthers254212 Table 7 Details of Asian sample: Status in profession 1HeadsDeputy HeadsSenior TeachersCBAStandard scaleFirst- generation20022010Second- generation101273111.
The success or failure of higher education and schools is measured solely by examination results. Mukherjee (1969: 298-299) sums it up: 'All instruction is subordinated to examinations, extinguishing all initiative in the students. Indian examinations, it has been said, are ''capricious, invalid, unreliable and inadequate'' and "tend to corrupt the moral standards of university life". The student's sole aim has been to pass the examination and to get the stamp of success from the universities. ' And of the teaching methods, he writes: 'Lecturing too frequently takes the form of reading, at dictation speed, from a textbook, or the giving out of set answers to set questions.