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ERIC Number: EJ1139895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Somali Swedes' Reasons for Choosing a Muslim-Profiled School--Recognition and Educational Ambitions as Important Influencing Factors
Mohme, Gunnel
Journal of School Choice, v11 n2 p239-257 2017
This article analyzes choice strategies among a group of Somali Swedes at a Muslim-profiled compulsory school. In the Swedish debate these schools are alleged to be divisive, with values incompatible with the goals of Swedish schools. The study explores whether there are other reasons behind school choice than the school's faith profile, concluding that for the group in question, it is also important to find a school in accordance with high educational ambitions and respect for rather than discrimination toward their faith, culture, and skin color.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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