ERIC Number: EJ1081418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
"What's the Plan?" "What Plan?" Changing Aspirations among Gypsy Youngsters, and Implications for Future Cultural Identities and Group Membership
Levinson, Martin P.
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n8 p1149-1169 2015
Considering data from a research project with two Gypsy communities (2010-2012) in South West England, this article explores issues of education and identity. The two communities have contrasting experiences within the education system. Informed by inter-disciplinary perspectives on identity and assimilation theories, the article explores these experiences within the wider context of the researcher's work with Romani communities over the past two decades, exploring the impact of schooling on cultural identity and group membership. Questions are raised about theories concerning hybrid and multiple identities. Finally, the author emphasizes the need to acknowledge the heterogeneity of minority groups in formulating policy.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Migrants, Aspiration, Identification, Group Membership, Educational Experience, Youth, Comparative Analysis, School Attitudes, Focus Groups, Workshops
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)