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Sending children to school 'back home': multiple moralities of Punjabi Sikh parents in Britain

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This paper explores how Punjabi Sikh parents in Britain try to produce ‘good children’ through moral reasoning about their schooling. Parents compare schooling in Britain with India and wonder about sending their children to school ‘back home’, in the hope of immersing them in Indian culture, traditions and language. Whilst parents hope for cultural and religious gains for their children, this paper considers the discrepancies between the hopes and realities of sending children to school ‘bac...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology
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Funding agency for:
Kaveri Qureshi
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of Moral Education Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
2
Pages:
213-226
Publication date:
2014-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1465-3877
ISSN:
0305-7240
URN:
uuid:2cb2ee0f-6828-47f7-a730-a886a5ce5271
Local pid:
ora:8713

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