Educational inequalities: ‘race’, class and gender

Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Educational inequalities: ‘race’, class and gender. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Warwick, GB, 01 - 04 Sep 2010.


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This paper will examine the support networks that are available to British Indian women studying at a ‘new’ (post 1992) university in the South East of England, UK. It will examine the support that women draw upon whilst at university and discuss the ways in which these support networks enable women to develop strategies for success. Thirty-two in-depth interviews were carried out with British Indian women who were studying for a Social Sciences or Education Studies degree in one university. All of the interviews were tape-recorded and the data transcribed. The findings suggest that despite the challenges British Indian women face at university they are able to use their support networks to enable them to succeed. The article will draw upon the work of Putnam (2000) to argue that within their communities at university, women engage in their support networks from which they develop ‘bonding’ and ‘bridging’ social capital

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Additional Information: Keynote symposia
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Social Justice and Inclusive Education
ePrint ID: 169553
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2010Delivered
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2010 08:17
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:31

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