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Researching Educational Disadvantage
Research essay (1,500 words)
Write an essay in which you consider the situation of disadvantaged students in one of the following groups and critique the role of schooling in preparing them for their futures.
• Low socio-economic status
• Non-English Speaking Background (NESB)
To assess the above learning outcomes you will be rated on your ability to:
• Locate suitable research material (16%)
• Describe the issue of educational disadvantage (10%)
• Explain why the issue is disadvantageous (10%)
• Explain the historical antecedents of the issue (10%)
• Examine the effects on disadvantaged students (10%)
• Reflect on the significance of the arguments presented (17%)
• Critically engage with the academic literature (17%)
• Demonstrate understanding of academic writing conventions (10%)