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Factors affecting ethnic minority students’ attainment in secondary schools in Cyprus: a focus group study

Theodosiou-Zipiti, Galatia, West, Mel and Muijs, Daniel R. (2010) Factors affecting ethnic minority students’ attainment in secondary schools in Cyprus: a focus group study Intercultural Education, 21, (5), pp. 483-489. (doi:10.1080/14675986.2010.521394).

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This is the first study in Cyprus aiming to gain insight into the factors responsible for the low attainment of ethnic minority students observed in earlier studies. Teachers from different schools and cities on the island participated in a focus group discussion. Identified factors related to the child, parents, home environment, teachers, school, and society. Examination of these factors revealed that the socio?economic status of the family and the character of the current educational system were the main reasons for the disparity in attainment

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Published date: 15 November 2010
Keywords: minority students, attainment, focus group, education and social disadvantage, systemic monoculturalism


Local EPrints ID: 300934
ISSN: 1467-5986
PURE UUID: 3310b29d-12af-44e9-aeed-ba7431e193ae
ORCID for Daniel R. Muijs: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 01 Mar 2012 12:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:14

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Author: Galatia Theodosiou-Zipiti
Author: Mel West
Author: Daniel R. Muijs ORCID iD

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