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Between Cultures: Continuity and Change in the Lives of by Muhammad Anwar

By Muhammad Anwar

Among Cultures considers the location of younger Asians in Britain relating to schooling, employment, housing, the police and the responses they come across from those associations. It explores the cultural problems with relations, marriage, faith and mom tongue, and the jobs of Asian mom and dad and the Asian neighborhood are analysed. Muhammad Anwar is going directly to examine the placement of younger Asians with that of kids in general, and to these in related situations yet with assorted backgrounds and religions.

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3. 3 that all three South Asian groups have some differences in terms of their settlement. For example, Indians are more widely spread but relatively concentrated in the south east and Midlands regions. 4 Regional distribution of Asians, 1991 (percentage) Source: 1991 Census in Greater London, West Midlands Metropolitan County and Greater Manchester. 4). This pattern is linked to their migration process. Within these regions, as mentioned above, there are further concentrations of Asian groups.

Teachers were also asked whether there were any special provisions for careers advice and for advising and counselling ethnic minority pupils on any special problems or difficulties. Surprisingly, the majority of teachers in the sample (60 per cent) claimed that there was no special provision made for careers advice for ethnic minority pupils, although, in a few 44 EDUCATION cases, a careers teacher (40 per cent) or advisor (11 per cent) was given special responsibility for ethnic minority pupils.

Scale 1 teacher) A department head gave his reasons for Asians’ success in education: The family is strong as a unit and they put more value on education. A careers teacher said: I am judging by parents’ evenings and from what kids come and say to me. It has definitely been discussed at home what the child should do as career. All these comments show that now teachers are generally satisfied with the involvement of Asian parents in their children’s education, whereas a few years back the lack of their involvement was generally a common complaint.

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