Responding to diversity? An initial investigation into multicultural education in Jewish schools in the UK:
Author(s): G Short
Published: Saturday 2 Feb 2002
In many ways Jewish day school education is enjoying a golden age. Since the 1950s, the number of children at Jewish day schools in the United Kingdom has increased by 500 per cent, with more than half of all Jewish children of primary age (5-11) now attending such schools. In 1999, some 22,640 children went to a UK Jewish nursery, primary or secondary school. In examination results, the picture is similarly positive. Pupils in Jewish secondary schools tend to achieve GCSE and A-level examination results that are considerably higher than the national average. Government inspectors also consistently praise the standards of teaching and the attitudes of staff and pupils in state-sector Jewish day schools. For communal leaders and the sponsors and supporters of Jewish day schools, this is a tremendous success story.
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