ES5007: Education in an Ethnically Diverse Society

ES5007: Education in an Ethnically Diverse Society

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Education in an Ethnically Diverse Society
Module Code ES5007
Module Tutor Richard Millican
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module aims to raise students’ awareness of ethnicity in Britain by looking at patterns of change and underlying reasons, society and government response and the impact of these trends on education.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:


Identity and where it comes from;

What it means to be British;

Intercultural understanding;

Migration patterns and underlying reasons;

Society’s and government’s response to migration;

Related political parties, movements and support groups;

Ethnic groups within the UK;

Impact of migration on education – policy and response;

Faith schools.

Learning Outcomes

 A student passing this module should be able to:



1. Analyse the trends and patterns of ethnicity in Britain and interpret the underlying reasons behind them;

2. Outline the main beliefs, attitudes and cultural norms of various ethnic groups and the need for intercultural understanding;

3. Analyse the historic and current impact of migration on society and education;

4. Critically evaluate the role of faith schools in Britain;

5. Critically evaluate the role of education in promoting inclusive practice.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 3000 Words.
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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