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The Education of British South Asians: Ethnicity, Capital and Class Structure

Abbas, Tahir Author

9781403916914: The Education of British South Asians: Ethnicity, Capital and Class Structure

This analyzes the reasons for differential educational performance of South Asians, taking into consideration social class, ethnicity, capital (cultural, social and economic) and the effects of schools in the education of Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis. This challenging and hard-hitting book critically informs the reader of the ways in which different ethnic minority groups achieve in education, and how.

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Tahir Abbas is a Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture at the University of Birmingham.

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2005)
ISBN 10: 1403916918 ISBN 13: 9781403916914
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Acknowledgements * List of Tables * Introduction: Immigration, Settlement, 'Race' and Education * Theoretical Debates: Formations of Capital * Empirical Research on British South Asians in Education * From Primary to Secondary Schooling: Selection of the Few * Subject Selection: Critical Perspectives * Higher Education Choice: Ethnicity and Habitus * A Question of Responsibility: Teachers or the Home? * The Attitudes and Behaviours of Teachers * Conclusions * Notes * Appendix A. Methodology * Appendix B. Evaluating Performance * Bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1403916918

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