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Rhamie, Jasmine; Bhopal, Kalwant; Bhatti, Ghazala – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2012
A national emphasis in Britain on community cohesion and citizenship has highlighted the need to explore understandings of difference within and between communities, particularly in school contexts. This paper reports on the first phase of a larger project exploring pupils' understandings and experiences of identity and diversity within secondary…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Student Diversity
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Bhopal, Kalwant – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
Recent research has shown that racism towards Muslims has significantly increased both in the USA and in the United Kingdom. Following the 9/11 attacks in the USA, discrimination and racialised violence has shown a significant increase against those from Muslim groups. This article reviews four texts that examine aspects of Muslim identity in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Muslims, Religion, Foreign Countries
Bhopal, Kalwant – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
More Asian women are entering higher education in the UK than ever before, and the number looks likely to rise. Their engagement with higher education reflects widespread changes in the attitudes and cultural expectations of their various communities, as awareness grows of the greater long-term value associated with continuing in education. Today…
Descriptors: Asians, Females, Higher Education, Foreign Countries