Asian Children at Home and at School: An Ethnographic Study

Asian Children at Home and at School: An Ethnographic Study

by Ghazala Bhatti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415174988

ISBN-13: 9780415174985

Pub. Date: 06/21/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is an ethnographic study of a comprehensive school in the south of England. It explores the views of teachers, Asian parents and their children concerning education and schooling. Young people between the ages of 13 and 18 were studied at home and at school and their experiences form the main focus of the study.
The experiences of fifty Pakistani,

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Overview

This book is an ethnographic study of a comprehensive school in the south of England. It explores the views of teachers, Asian parents and their children concerning education and schooling. Young people between the ages of 13 and 18 were studied at home and at school and their experiences form the main focus of the study.
The experiences of fifty Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian families - mostly of Muslim faith - are studied with a view to discovering what parents expect from their children's school and how the teachers perceive their own role with regard to their students. These young people are the first generation of Asians to be educated in Britain. Their location in terms of their social class positions, gender and ethnicity are inextricably bound together. They describe how they see their past and their future. This is the first study to take account of boys and girls in order to capture the complexity of their lived experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415174985
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/1999
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Asian parents and their two worlds19
3Asian parents: education and employment62
4The children's world102
5Hopes for the future130
6The gender factor148
7Good, bad and normal teachers178
8The teacher's tale207
9Conclusions234
Appendices245
Glossary276
References279
Author index288
Subject index290

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