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ERIC Number: EJ1171026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Third-Generation British-Bangladeshis from East London: Complex Identities and a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Hoque, Aminul
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v39 n2 p182-196 2018
This article examines the lives and multifaceted identities of a group of young Bangladeshis from east London. Qualitative research--involving predominantly group and in-depth one-to-one interviews--was undertaken with 16 young Bangladeshis aged 15-19. Two key findings emerge from this research. Firstly, the knotty and fluid concept of identity is important to these young people as their narratives demonstrate that they are negotiating meanings of what it means to be a British-born Bangladeshi Muslim. Secondly, through a detailed examination of two aspects of their multifaceted identity--the mother tongue and the hijab--this article argues that their identity problematic poses important questions for educational spaces. One of the key conclusions of this article is that by embracing a culturally responsive model of education and exploring--however difficult and ethically challenging it may be--our pupils' cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious identities within the curriculum can be meaningful and ultimately educational.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London); Bangladesh
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