Somali-Swedes' Reasons for Choosing a Muslim-Profiled School - Recognition and Educational Ambitions as Important Influencing Factors
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This article is about school choice strategies among a group of Somali-Swedes at a Muslim-profiled compulsory school. The study explores whether there are other reasons behind school choice than the school’s faith profile, and the findings concludes that for the group in question it is also important to find a school in accordance with high educational ambitions and where they can feel that they are recognized and not disrespected because of their faith, culture and skin-color. The lack of cohesion that Muslim-profiled schools are alleged to cause seems to be something that occurs even before the Muslim-profiled school is chosen.
Somali-Swedes, Muslim-profiled schools, school choice strategies, duality of structure, recognition
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject Child and Youth Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132801DiVA: diva2:955199