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ERIC Number: ED567162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Katie Gaebel at the Intersections of Resistance: Turkish Immigrant Women in German Schools
Gaebel, Katie
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (11th, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 14-17, 2013)
This paper focuses on two main guiding questions: first, what are the experiences of Turkish women in the German educational system; second, to what extent do state policies, cultural pressure, and personal choice influence the decision to pursue higher education? Using intersectionality as a methodology, this paper elucidates how women navigate the educational system to reduce educational and social marginalization. These main topics are explored through document and cultural artifact analysis and semi-structured interviews with women of Turkish descent in Berlin. Results of this study reveal that, far from the reductionist view often held of the Turkish female population in Germany, which places them as victims of an oppressive and traditionally patriarchal culture, each woman provided unique perspectives on educational achievement, gendered family dynamics, and their self-identification. [For complete volume, see ED567118.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Turkey