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Title: Muslim girls' aspirations : an exploration of teacher and pupil discourses
Author: Hewett, Ruth Elizabeth
ISNI:       0000 0004 2748 7218
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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Research suggests that discourses around Muslim girls position them as having ‘wasted potential’ (Archer, 2002) and being oppressed by parental expectations around marriage (Basit, 1995/1996). In contrast, when talking about their aspirations Muslim girls themselves draw on discourses around personal choice within the bounds of parental expectations (Archer, 2002; Ahmad, 2001). This study explores the discourses used by teachers and Muslim girls, how Muslim girls are positioned within these discourses, and the implications for Muslim girls’ experiences in school. Foucauldian Discourse Analysis (as described by Willig, 2008) is used to analyse semi-structured interview data from five teachers and focus group data from five Muslim girls in year 9. Discussions around race in relation to the practice of Educational Psychologists are rare, and so the usefulness of a discursive approach to the practice of Educational Psychologists in relation to race is also discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Child Psy.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; HT Communities. Classes. Races ; LC Special aspects of education ; P Philology. Linguistics