Understanding black women's positive orientation to education

Mirza, Heidi Safia
January 1995
Adults Learning;Jan95, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p157
Investigates the background factors that lead young black British women taking the route into post-compulsory education. Cultural orientation of working-class migrants towards meritocracy and credentialism; Expectation of economic independence; Prevalence of relative autonomy between the sexes; Strategic rationalization of post-16 education and careers.


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