Teacher perceptions of South Asians in Birmingham schools and colleges
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Teacher perceptions of South Asians in Birmingham schools and colleges. OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION, 28 (4). pp. 447-471. ISSN 0305-4985Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305498022000013616
The views of a range of teachers towards South Asians in schools and colleges in Birmingham are explored in this paper. Based on 23 teachers, often senior in nature, from 11 educational institutions (9 schools [1 independent, 2 selective, 6 comprehensive] and 2 further education colleges), analysis of attitudes is in relation to gender and religion; socialisation and language differences between South Asian groups; and teacher ethnicity and antiracist multicultural education policy. It was broadly found that teachers viewed the education of South Asians based on the modus operandi of the educational institution they represented as well as the way in which differing South Asians based on socio-economic status, ethnicity and gender were thought to act and behave. There are implications for how South Asians are perceived as individuals as well as groups by teachers, as well as how schools can make a real attempt to improve existing home-school relations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 447-471|
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