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Title: How can change be effected in a London educational institutions in order to reduce Black boys underachievement?
Authors: Gordon, Joy
Advisors: Wood, K
Keywords: Planning change;Comprehensive school;Mentoring program;African-Caribbean boys;Underachievement
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Brunel University School of Sport and Education PhD Theses
Abstract: This paper describes the process of planning change in a London comprehensive school in order to raise the level of achievement of a group of African-Caribbean boys in February 1997. It looks at the level of awareness of staff and management of the need for change and their attitudes to the introduction of a mentoring program for Black boys. Firstly, I looked at how schools implement change with regards to matters not considered central to the curriculum. Secondly, I looked specifically at my current school and the priority it had given to the fact of Black boys underachievement and the changes that have evolved from this. This involved a review of literature relating to the role of the school, teachers, parents, Black boys and the teacher as researcher.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University, 17/6/2003.
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