Supplementary Schools and Ethnic Minority Communities

A Social Positioning Perspective

Authors: Simon, Amanda

  • Problematises simplistic notions of supplementary schooling used to frame and conceptualise the schools
  • Links the purpose, ethos and operations of supplementary schools to the social positioning of their communities
  • Allows the reader an insight into ethnic minority communities through the supplementary school
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This book provides a unique perspective into the world of supplementary schooling, exploring both the social positioning of these schools and the ethnic minority communities they serve.  The author presents a close examination of the establishment and functioning of supplementary schools which offers a fresh and novel insight into acculturation processes.  Drawing on empirical data gathered from staff interviews, classroom observations and interactive recordings, this book explores the operation of supplementary schools as sites of identity construction where the community identities are preserved, defended, renegotiated and reconstructed.  The various modes of construction are indicative of the acculturation experiences of ethnic minority communities and the ways in which these communities negotiate residence in one country whilst having roots in another.  This book therefore offers a revealing conceptualization of supplementary schools, not merely as educational spaces, but socio-political enterprises that are situated within and respond to various historical, social and political contexts.   This pioneering work will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of education, migration and identity.

About the authors

Amanda Simon is Lecturer in Education and Social Sciences at St Mary’s University, UK. Her research interests include classroom discourse, identity construction, interactional dynamics and alternative approaches to education: in this vein, she has undertaken substantial research on supplementary schooling as a highly valuable yet largely unrecognized realm of education.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Simon, Amanda

    Pages 3-24

  • Supplementary Schools and Their Communities

    Simon, Amanda

    Pages 25-47

  • The History of Supplementary Schooling

    Simon, Amanda

    Pages 49-66

  • Survival and Safeguarding

    Simon, Amanda

    Pages 71-91

  • Counteraction and Transformation

    Simon, Amanda

    Pages 93-121

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50057-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50056-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Supplementary Schools and Ethnic Minority Communities
Book Subtitle
A Social Positioning Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50057-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50057-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50056-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 235
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