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The Colour of Numbers: surveys, statistics and deficit thinking about race and class

Gillborn, David (2010) The Colour of Numbers: surveys, statistics and deficit thinking about race and class. Journal of Education Policy, 25. pp. 253-276. ISSN 0268-0939

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Additional Information: This article provides a detailed critique of statistical approaches to understanding race inequality in education. The article is highly original in terms of its content and style: it is presented as a CRT (critical race theory) 'chronicle' using invented characters to provide an accessible and engaging format for an explorartion of the inherent limits to quantitative approaches to racism in education. To this point CRT has focused almost exclusively on qualitative data; hence, this article is likely to become a key reference point in the development of CRT as an interdisciplinary perspective in education studies.
Controlled Keywords: Class, Race, Educational opportunities, Poverty & social exclusion, Multilevel modelling, Quantitative analysis, Statistical analysis, inc. multilevel modelling, School effectiveness, Sociology
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education Foundations and Policy Studies
IOE Departments > Departments > Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 11:15
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:15
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1638
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