Coming soon: Education. Are the minority groups still a minority?

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Black and Asian students in the UK are more likely to progress their studies into higher education than their white peers.

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“My dad never believed you can make without education,” said Mary Oweio, who comes from Nigeria. Her teenage daughters, Helly and Melanie, are black British citizens and they have decided to go to university.
In the borough of Battersea, South London, they are not alone. Like them, other black school leavers will not give up education after their GCSEs and A-Levels.

New Department of Education statistics have highlighted this trend.
According to the data, more than two thirds of Asian and Black eighteen years old students went to higher education during the academic year 2012/2013. Less than an half of their white peers, instead, continued their study at this level.
This trend seems not so unusual in the last three years.

May this growing variety change the way of teaching in the future?
Will it have consequences for the job market?

With Cristiana Ferrauti, we are going to explore what may be the possible reasons and potential consequences of more multi-ethnic classes.

Bob Stapley - NUT London Regional Secretary-, Sharon Walpole - CEO at Walpole Group-, Kanti Nagda - Advice Officer at Sangat Advice Centre-, along with parents and students who have decided to progress or not their studies after school, will join us in this research.

Sharon Walpole is CEO at Walpole Group, which provides information for choices after school.

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