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Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe

Gangstas, Geeks and Gorjas

By Ian Law, Sarah Swann

© 2011 – Routledge

202 pages

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About the Book

Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe examines where, when and how minority ethnic groups miss out on educational opportunities. Through a combination of comparative, quantitative and qualitative methodologies and the showcasing of new research, it provides a fresh approach to examining the long-standing debates over ethnicity, and in particular ethnic differences in educational achievement. Drawing on extensive empirical research in England, as well as information gathered as part of a major international programme of research under the auspices of the European Union (EDUMIGROM), this book both synthesises the findings of the English team and puts these findings in context through comparison with the analytical material generated in a range of other European countries. With a key focus on the educational experiences and outcomes of the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe, as compared with the experiences of minority ethnic groups in Western Europe, this volume provides a contemporary assessment of ethnic relations across a selected range of European countries. Presenting comparative, cross-national analyses of ethnic inequalities and policy interventions, Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe makes a significant contribution to debates in the fields of migration, ethnicity and education, and will be of interest to both scholars and policy makers concerned with questions of race and educational outcome.


'Politicians may say multiculturalism is dead, but this fine scholarly book which delves deep into the fascinating worlds of a vibrant new generation of ethnically diverse young people shows they are here to stay! A must for politicians, policy makers, teachers and researchers who really care about exploding the myths of race, education and migration.' Heidi Safia Mirza, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

About the Authors

Ian Law is Director, CERS (Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies) at the University of Leeds, UK; Sarah Swann is Reader and Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration