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Caribbean Achievement in Britain

Psychosocial Resources and Lived Experiences

Authors: E. Maduro, Winniey

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  • Offers insights into the relationship between psychosocial resources and educational attainment
  • Provides empirically informed guidance for improving the lives of members of educationally and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups
  • Proposes that individuals develop psychosocial resources throughout their socialisation, the process through which they learn their culture and how to live in their social world
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About this book

This book explores a range of psychosocial resources, and discusses them in relation to lived experiences and outcomes in educational and socioeconomic domains. It offers close insights into the complex relationship between psychosocial resources, such as familial influence, religiosity, aspirations, and socioeconomic progression in Britain. This is achieved by exploring the lived experiences of a sample group of Caribbeans, one of Britain's most internally diverse but discernibly disadvantaged social groups. Detailed accounts of the participants’ experiences are offered to provide insights to a wide range of stakeholders in education. Teachers, behaviour specialists, parents, policy advocates, psychologists, social researchers, social justice warriors and lay people will all benefit from this empirically informed perspective on psychosocial resources and their implications for educational attainment and socioeconomic progress. The book implores the reader to appreciate more fully how psychosocial resources play out in outcomes of achievement and progression, and how such outcomes may be improved among members of some disadvantaged social groups. It will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators in the fields of Education, Sociology, and Psychology.

About the authors

Winniey Maduro is an independent researcher working in the Social Sciences. She holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, and her research interests include explorations in psychosocial resources, social policy processes, the relationship between socioeconomic disadvantages and poor educational outcomes, mental health service provision and disadvantaged social groups, and decision making within the key social institutions of the family, local community, religion, education and occupation.

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“Illuminating and compelling! This book is on the cutting edge of exploring new paradigms and generating new insights on psychosocial, resources, personal  values and cultural institutions  that influence and shape positive experiences and outcomes for people of colour from disadvantaged communities. Maduro’s  psychosocial  resources scholarship compliments the growing body of  literature on resiliency and people of African descent. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in or seeking solutions to “how to succeed and make it in spite of…” (Richard Majors, former Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Honorary Professor, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, USA)

“Building on the tradition of black anti-racist activism and critique, Maduro’s important book provides new empirical insights into the educational achievement of Caribbean descent young people in Britain, placing these within the broader context of their lives - family, church, socio-economic position. Using a psycho-social perspective, Maduro’s is a vibrant and challenging account of resilience and success against the odds.” (Claire Alexander, University of Manchester, UK)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Caribbean Achievement in Britain
Book Subtitle
Psychosocial Resources and Lived Experiences
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65476-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65476-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65475-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88038-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 229
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