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Title: Language, culture and identity : the achievement and aspiratons of Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot girls in the north London secondary schools
Author: Sabeth, Ann Elisabeth
ISNI:       0000 0001 3591 9066
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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The starting point for this research was the gap in performance outcomes at GCSE between Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot girls and their peers from other ethnic groups. Its aim was to explore possible factors contributing to this underperformance, from three perspectives: that of the girls, their parents and teachers. Predicated on the desire to improve outcomes for this group, the study adopted a critical ethnographic design. Bourdieu's sociology of language and power provided the theoretical underpinning and, in particular, his concepts of habitus and linguistic and cultural capital.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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