Stereotype is controversial
However, he is wrong when he insists that the view that "many white teachers racially stereotype ethnic-minority pupils'' is not contentious. In fact, this is a claim that has been much debated.
Moreover, contrary to what he says, the research on which it is based has been challenged on methodological grounds: seeP Foster et al Constructing Educational Inequality, Falmer, 1996.
Peter Foster, Manchester Metropolitan University, Martyn Hammersley, The Open University.