Hope of education : Somali families and social connection

Ramsden, Robyn. 2008, Hope of education : Somali families and social connection, Ph.D. thesis, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University.

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Title Hope of education : Somali families and social connection
Author Ramsden, Robyn.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Health and Social Development
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2008
Keyword(s) Somalis - Victoria
Parent-teacher relationships - Victoria
Students, Foreign - Victoria
Somalis - Services for - Victoria
Refugees - Victoria
Summary This thesis examines Somali parents' experience of their children's education after settling in Melbourne following the outbreak of civil war in Somalia in 1991. The research found that Somali parents instigate connections with teachers to generate social capital to enhance their children's education.
Notes Degree conferred 2009.
Language eng
Description of original xiv, 316 leaves : maps ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.192099451
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027335

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