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Reproducing monocultural education: ethnic majority staff's discursive constructions of monocultural school practices

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

© 2015 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper investigates the role of ethnic majority staff in the perpetuation of monocultural education that excludes non-western, ethnic minority cultures and reproduces institutional racism in schools. Based on qualitative data collected through semi-structured interviews in four ethnically diverse schools in the Flemish educational system, we specifically investigate the role of ethnic majority staff in the reproduction of monocultural school practices through a discursive theoretical lens. The study advances the current literature on institutional racism by showing how situated meanings of monocultural school practices at the micro level of individuals are discursively inter-linked with the macro-level monocultural model of education.
Journal: British Journal of Sociology of Education
ISSN: 0142-5692
Issue: 7
Volume: 37
Pages: 928 - 946
Number of pages: 19
Publication year:2016