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My aim is to investigate why Black Students deemed as trouble makers. I decided to investigate this topic, since I have many black friends who feel they are immediately stereotype when going to class.

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Black Students People deemed as trouble makers Kehinde Akindojuromi Contents Page Introduction My Hypothesis is that Black students deemed as trouble makers, this is based with the topic of Ethnic Minorities in education. Hypothesis Hypothesis - Black students deemed as trouble makers. I have decided to conduct my research on Education - Ethnic Minority. I Chosen to research this because I feel as a black student I am stereotyped, conducting research will mean I will be able to find out reasons for this stereotype. Also furthermore I want to research the Hypothesis so I can gain understanding on if the stereotype is true to a certain extent. They are a number of researchers who agree with the hypothesis, such as Jonathan Blundell, he agrees that black students are victim firstly to, self prophecy being called trouble makers causing student belief of tag. Also labelling, Jonathan Blundell agrees that students are being labelled 'once labelled, it can be very hard to shake of the label', this shoes how hard it can be for ethnic minorities. So overall my hypothesis is being supported by Jonathan Blundell he agrees that 'Black Students are deemed as trouble makers' so I will stick with the hypothesis ,create various questionnaires, research with book and interne, to gather ...read more.


As part of my secondary research I will use a variety of methods, Text Books (Active Sociology for GCSE), the Internet (Wikepedia, Yahoo Answers and Google) and Newspaper Article. Also any other material in use. I will compare the results of my primary and secondary research; I will complete a series of Graphs, Charts and Tables, to quantify my results which will prove/disprove my hypothesis to be correct or incorrect. When completing an analysis of my results, I will also provide a qualitative format, which discusses the trends and correlation between the questions which were asked and answers which were provided. The primary research findings will be compared and contrasted to that of the secondary research results. Methodology I am choosing between using a questionnaire to figure out the accuracy of my hypothesis. Using a questionnaire, I will a stratified sample of random Black 15yr olds, who will answer questions to figure out how they feel about black youth labelling. Then I will create another question whether random white 15yr old students can decide if they fell black students are victims' discrimination to a certain extent. Then I will also choose to base my work on a secondary source, I will use groups of charts and tables which show how black students are discriminated against, this will be shown by lower grades, and expectancy of getting high grades. ...read more.


Q6.How do you think this tag 'Trouble makers' be erased as a stereotype for black students? Q7.Do you think that teachers cause Black students low grades? Q8. Do you think this questionnaire is useful? Interview Questions (Primary Research) 1. What is your name? 2. Where in Africa or the Caribbean are you from? 3. Do you think black students are victims of discrimination, why is this? 4. Do you think there is a reason for the stereotype that black students are unintelligent? 5. How do you think black students can erase the certain stereotypes and discrimination put toward them? 6. Do you thin educational bulling is the reason for students low grades 7. Do you think the interview was useful (helping establish black students hassles) Secondary Research In this page, I have to try and find out information, statistics and quotes in which will help make my hypothesis either true ore false. This quote from an article made by the Daily Mail (Jessica Shepherd) taken from the database of HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) said 'that in 2003-04, 63.1% of white students obtained a first or 2:1 in their undergraduate degrees. In the same academic year, 35.5% of black students obtained a first or 2:1 in their undergraduate degrees' this shows ...read more.

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