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Title: Immigration and education : a study of an Asian community and a comprehensive school.
Author: Yates, P.
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1980
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This thesis attempts to demonstrated that implicit in the process of schooling is a model of the individual and that' performance can be related to the pupil's embodiment of that theoretical cultural archetype. I attempt to establish this through a study of an Asian community and the comprehensive school which served them. The community was made up largely of Asians from east Africa including-Hindus, Sikhs and Moslems. The majority community was Hindu and this is the group I mainly describe in my report on the community. A large part of the thesis is concerned with describing aspects of schooling. Specifically, the power structure, the nature of school knowledge and the curriculum (in order to-discover the goals of the institution): and the nature of school's demands on pupils. As the Asian pupils were newcomers to the UK school system there is some discussion of indigenous English pupils*'understanding of schooling as they, unlike the Asians, were historically and culturally continuous with the institution. I try and demonstrate the thesis-by describing how the collectively orientated Asian pupils conceived of and operated within an educational system which'n"its day to day life presupposed as natural the more personally distinct European individual. The study was conducted in a home counties new town referred to in the text as Broadmere Town. At the time of the study the Asian population was a small minority and race relations were generally described as 'good'. The two main Hindu Jati were the agricultural caste Patidar from Gujarat (Kaira district) who took the name Patel and a barber caste from the same area mainly, named payee excepting a small sub-caste called Limbachia. The school was a traditionally orientated large comprehensive with two thousand pupils on the roll of which only approximately five per cent were Asian.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Education & training Education