'Go, go on and go higher an' higher'. Second-generation Turks' understanding of the role of education and their struggle through the Dutch school system

Adel Pasztor

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Abstract

With reference to capital theories and rational choice theory, this paper aims to understand how abilities and schooling ambitions are intertwined with social class, gender and ethnicity. By drawing on 16 in-depth interviews carried out with highly educated second-generation Turks in the Netherlands, the paper discusses the resources, opportunities and educational attitudes of young people, together with the role of the school system and that of teachers in perpetuating ethnic inequalities in schooling, with special emphasis on gender differences in schooling ambitions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-70
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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