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Are girls losing out? Educational issues for Muslim, black and minority ethnic migrant girls

Heidi-Mirza1post by HEIDI SAFIA MIRZA
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Girls remain largely absent from educational discourse, eclipsed by an ongoing media and policy obsession with the ‘boys underachievement debate’.  The  concern is now on the lower achievement of boys, particularly African Caribbean and white working-class boys and, more recently, in the wake of the Trojan Horse fiasco in Birmingham, the threat of Islamic extremism among Muslim boys. The ‘post feminist’ complacency that there has been an overall improvement in the performance of girls in schools, which is seen at the expense of boys, masks the real educational difficulties faced by girls from working-class minority ethnic backgrounds. Continue reading Are girls losing out? Educational issues for Muslim, black and minority ethnic migrant girls

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