Supporting minority women and girls: key frames of reference and understanding for educators

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Title Supporting minority women and girls: key frames of reference and understanding for educators
Author Keddie, Amanda
Journal Name British Educational Research Journal
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Recent high-profile rape cases in Australia involving Muslim and Indigenous minority groups have heightened contention around issues of culture, gender and justice. The article critically examines the culturalising of rape as an ethnic minority issue in the public and legal discourse associated with these cases. This examination problematises the western-driven narratives about minority women that undergird and make possible this culturalising and foregrounds Muslim and Indigenous feminist priorities concerning issues of gender equity and justice. Against this backdrop, the article draws parallels between the inferiorising of ethnic minority culture in dominant legal and public discourse and the reductionism of culture in education discourse. Towards realising the equity mandates of national schooling policy, the article outlines key frames of reference and understanding about culture, gender and justice necessary for enhancing educators' support for ethnic minority women and girls.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411920903427300
Volume 37
Issue Number 1
Page from 131
Page to 146
ISSN 1469-3518
Date Accessioned 2011-01-31
Date Available 2011-08-12T06:20:08Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Gender, Sexuality and Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/39918
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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