Author: Tahir Abbas
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 6 July 2004
Source: No longer available on the site
This study analyses 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 Birmingham in the education of Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis. It considers the ways in which different ethnic minority groups achieve in education, and how. The author is a Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture at the University of Birmingham, UK. It is based on interviews, and focuses on entry into selective secondary schools, subjects chosen at the age of 13, eventual examination performance and entry into higher education.